Captain Adam Goodner

Patrol Operations Division

Captain Goodner oversees the Patrol Operations Division that includes:

  • District Patrol Section
  • Patrol Support Section 
    • Aviation Unit
    • K-9 Unit
    • Marine Unit
    • Traffic Unit
    • Reserve Deputy Unit
  • Underwater Search & Recovery Team
Photo of Captain Adam Goodner


Captain Goodner was born in Fort Pierce and graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School. He completed the Florida Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Officer Academy and his Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Indian River State College.


In September of 1992, he was hired by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office as an Auxiliary Deputy and then as a full-time Deputy in April of 1993.

During his tenure with the agency, Captain Goodner has worked in the following divisions:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Internal Affairs
  • Special Investigations
  • Uniformed/District Patrol

Community Service

For many years, Captain Goodner has served as the team commander for the Crisis Negotiation Team. He has become a statewide leader among crisis negotiators, completing his first of two terms as the President of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators. Captain Goodner is a board member of SafeSpace, a non-profit, United Way organization serving victims of domestic abuse.


Captain Goodner can be reached at 772-462-3320.