Chief Deputy Garry Wilson

The Chief Deputy of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is Garry Wilson, whose distinguished law enforcement career spans more than three decades.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the agency, he directly supervises:

  • Media Relations/Public Information
  • Internal Affairs
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Facilities and Fleet Maintenance
  • Treasure Coast Regional Crime Laboratory


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.

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.


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 2007 graduate of the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, 57th Session, Quantico Virginia.

Photo of Chief Deputy Garry Wilson

Community Involvement

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. He also served as chairman of the New Horizons of the Treasure Coast Inc. Board of Directors.

In 1996, former Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Chief Deputy Wilson to the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. In 2000, Governor Jeb Bush reappointed him to the Council for another four years. In 2007, Governor Charlie Crist appointed Chief Deputy Wilson to the Children’s Services Council. In 2014, Governor Rick Scott continued Chief Wilson’s appointment to the Children’s Services Council. He served 15 years on the St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council.

Currently, Chief Deputy Wilson serves as the treasurer of the St. Lucie County Hundred Club, and secretary/treasurer for the Treasure Coast Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association. 


Chief Deputy Garry Wilson can be reached at 772-462-3210.