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 and 2012.
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 590 sworn and civilian members.
A long-time resident of St. Lucie County, Sheriff Mascara is the proud father of two children.
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (Former Member)
Florida Sheriffs Association (Programs Committee Member)
St. Lucie County Executive Roundtable
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Hundred Club of St. Lucie County (Director)
Treasure Coast Builders Association
National Sheriffs 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
Bachelor or Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree, Indian River Community College
Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Life University
Graduate, Executive Development Seminar, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Graduate, National Executive Institute, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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