The Media Relations Office is directly responsible for the release of accurate information regarding arrests, investigations, programs and services provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office (SLCSO). All inquires from local, state, national and international media outlets are handled by the Media Relations Office.
The State of Florida has very liberal public record laws and every effort is made to assist media representatives with the preparation and dissemination of information regarding public safety issues.
The Media Relations Office strives to be responsive and professional, acting in compliance with the Florida Public Records law and in the best interest of the agency, the news media, and the residents of St. Lucie County. Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, the Media Relations Office is always on-call for emergencies and for significant breaking news events.
After hours, the Media Relations Office will generally not have information regarding non-fatal car crashes, routine arrests, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or the status of cases that are not considered breaking news.
Written records, including arrest affidavits and incident reports, are not made available to the Media Relations Office after hours or on weekends.
Non-media requests for information should be directed to the Office of General Counsel. Learn more information on public inquiries.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office supports free and open expression through its social media channels. It encourages participants to maintain a decorum of respect and courtesy in posts and/or comments. Restricted and removable content includes:
- Advertisements or links not authorized by the SLCSO
- Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party
- Discriminatory content
- Illegal conduct or encouragement of illegal activity
- Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems
- Off-topic comments
- Personal or character attacks
- Profane language or content
- Sexual content or links to sexual content
Any content removed will be retained, including the time, date, and identity of the poster, when available, in accordance with records retention laws.
Arrest reports (known as arrest affidavits) are available in person, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, by coming into the Sheriff's Office lobby.
Arrest reports are posted online Monday through Thursday and only reflect the last five days. Affidavits are posted online as a courtesy and will be made available as soon as feasibly possible. Arrests that occur from midnight Friday morning through midnight Monday morning are posted on Monday as one batch.
If you require an affidavit older than the last five days, please email the Records Unit or call them at 772-462-3299.