Sheriff Ken J. Mascara

Ken J. Mascara took the oath of office as Sheriff of St. Lucie County in January 2001 following his election in November 2000. He was re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.


Sheriff Mascara is statutorily responsible for the administration of law enforcement service in St. Lucie County, managing detention facilities, providing court security, and serving civil process. His duties also include leadership of 700 sworn and civilian professionals.

A long-time resident of St. Lucie County, Sheriff Mascara is the proud father of two children and one grandchild. 

Ken Mascara


  • Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (Former Member)
  • Florida Sheriffs Association (Sergeant-At-Arms and Programs Committee Member)
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
  • National Sheriffs Association
  • St. Lucie County Executive Roundtable
  • St. Lucie County Hundred Club (Director)
  • Treasure Coast Builders Association
  • Treasure Coast Chiefs of Police and Sheriff's Association

Awards and Recognition

  • 2012 Bronze Good Citizenship Medal from St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
  • 2009 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Award from the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
  • 2004 Citizen of the Year, Elks Lodge 2823
  • 2004 and 2002 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, American Legion Post 358
  • 2002 Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America Gulf Stream Council
  • 1988 Citizen of the Year, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118


Sheriff Ken J. Mascara can be reached at 772-462-3205.