The Chief Deputy of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is Garry Wilson, whose distinguished law enforcement career spans more than 3 decades.
He began his criminal justice career as a police officer in Milford, Connecticut. In 1982, he moved his family to Port St. Lucie in St. Lucie County, and joined the Port St. Lucie Police Department. He worked there in a variety of assignments and rose to the rank of Commander. In 1996, the Palm Beach Post named him Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. That same year, he was named Port St. Lucie Citizen of the Year.
He holds a criminal justice degree from Indian River State College. He is a 2002 graduate of the 27th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police which is located in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a 2006 graduate of the 39th Class of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute. He also is a graduate of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, 57th Session, Quantico VA. Nov 2007
He is Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118, Past President of the Port St. Lucie Breakfast Rotary Club and Past Executive Director of the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League.
Former Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Chief Deputy Wilson to the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. He was reappointed by Governors Bush and Crist, and his current term runs through 2011.
Currently, Chief Deputy Wilson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast. He also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the One Hundred Club of St. Lucie County.
In November 2000, he retired after 18 years with the Port St. Lucie Police Department to serve as Chief Deputy in the administration of Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.