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 December 13th, 2013  
Garry R. Wilson, Chief Deputy of St. Lucie County, reappointed to Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County by Gov. Rick Scott
 
Garry R. Wilson, Chief Deputy of St. Lucie County, has been reappointed to the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County by Gov. Rick Scott.

"I am grateful to Gov. Scott for the opportunity to continue my service to the children of St. Lucie County as a member of the Children's Services Council," Chief Deputy Wilson said.

"Garry Wilson has been a great asset to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office since 2001," said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. "He will continue to be a great asset to the Children's Services Council, thanks to his reappointment by Gov. Scott."

Chief Deputy Wilson has been appointed by four Governors of Florida to the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County beginning in 1996 when Gov. Lawton Chiles first appointed him. Governors Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott all have reappointed Chief Deputy Wilson to the Children's Services Council.

He has served continuously on the Children's Services Council since 1996 except for the years 2005 – 2007.

Chief Deputy Wilson's experience with children's issues comes from a career of more than 30 years as a criminal justice professional and through his service on a variety of St. Lucie County organizations.

He was a respected member of the Port St. Lucie Police Department from 1982 to 2000, eventually attaining the rank of Commander. He became Chief Deputy of St. Lucie County in 2001. While serving on the Port St. Lucie Police Department, he served as Executive Director of the Police Athletic League of Port St. Lucie.

In 1996 he earned the designation as Port St. Lucie Citizen of the Year and Palm Beach Post Officer of the Year for the Treasure Coast.

He also has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of New Horizons, a community mental health center that serves the Treasure Coast.

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