Community Engagement Opportunities

Engaging our community is one of many links between the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office (SLSO) and St. Lucie County residents. The Community Engagement Unit is the liaison for coordinating community outreach programs and events.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of community engagement opportunities free of charge with the primary goal of these programs to increase knowledge of the agency and awareness of safety tips and techniques. The programs are developed based on current trends.

The Sheriff’s Office actively collaborates with several community agencies to accomplish the mutual goal of a safer community.  These informational and educational efforts can be delivered within a variety of settings to include homeowners groups, local businesses, schools, etc.

Requests for community engagement opportunities must be submitted at least 30 days in advance. The form can be accessed below and must be filled out completely. We will make every effort to fulfill your request, but cannot guarantee your request will be granted. We are unable to accept requests for birthday parties and/or grand openings.

Community Engagement Opportunities

K9 Demonstration

Members of the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit will present an overview of what they do to assist in law enforcement efforts. This includes demonstration of drug detection, article or people search, suspect apprehension, etc. 

Specialty Team Display

Members of various specialty teams such as the SWAT Team, Underwater Search & Recovery Team, Crisis Negotiation Team or Drone Team can be requested to setup a static display of tools. This type of request is filled by whatever team is available on the date requested. 

Active Shooter Presentation

Active shooter training is available for local businesses, houses of worship and non-profits. This training provides instruction on what to do if faced with an active threat situation using the run-hide-fight methodology.

Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education (NOPE) Presentation

This hour long seminar uses real life examples of narcotics overdoses to drive home the importance of avoiding drug use. It is presented by members of the School Resource Deputy Unit and parents of overdose victims.

Sheriff’s Explorer Post 400

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post is available for community service events and specializes in parking details. The Post does request a donation for their services to support educational training opportunities at the local, regional and state level.

Informational Booth

Members of the Sheriff’s Office can attend your community event and staff a booth to provide safety tips, fingerprint children, share information on the L.O.S.T. program for residents with cognitive disorders, etc. Requesting this booth requires the event to waive all booth “rental” or "sponsorship" fees, and provide access for a 10x10 tent and/or 8 foot table and electrical outlets. 

Click here for the Community Engagement Opportunity Request Form.

For additional information contact the Community Engagement Unit at 772-871-5303.