Major Chris Cicio

Department of Detention & Court Services

Major Chris Cico commands the Department of Detention and Court Services that includes:

  • St. Lucie County Jail
  • Court Security Unit
  • Civil, Execution Unit
  • Warrants Unit
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Major Chris Cicio was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Port St. Lucie. He graduated from John Carroll High School in 1991 and completed his Law Enforcement Basic Recruit certification (Class Number 59) in 1992. He continued his education, completing Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management with a specialization in Public Safety Administration, all from Indian River State College.

He is a graduate of the Florida Leadership Academy (Class Number 3) and the Florida Sheriffs Commanders Academy (Class Number 4).


Major Cicio started his career in law enforcement with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1993 and was hired by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office in August of that same year. During his tenure with the agency, Captain Cicio has worked assignments in:

  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Patrol
  • School Resource
  • Special Investigations
  • Training

SWAT & Training

He served on the agency SWAT Team and has also served our agency as an in-service instructor, specializing in use-of-force training that includes defensive tactics, firearms, active shooter response, and incident command. He has worked as an adjunct instructor for Indian River State College as well as the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Captain Cicio was instrumental in developing civilian response to active shooter programs for St. Lucie Public Schools, Indian River State College, St. Lucie County Government, and numerous local businesses and worship facilities.

Bomb Technician

Major Cicio is a bomb technician, certified by the FBI Hazardous Devices School, and has served on the Bomb Disposal Team since 1999. He is also the lead R.A.D. instructor for our agency and has coordinated the training of countless women, children and seniors in our community, providing them with skills necessary to defend themselves in the event of an attack.