COVID-19 Information

The men and women of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office are committed to protecting life and property at all times. This is no more important now than ever before. Deputies will continue to patrol neighborhoods, respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and ensure your safety.

Effective Monday, September 21, 2020

Cancellations

  • Inmate visitation

Jail 

(new information in bold)

  • Statement Provided to All Inmates on May 19
  • Transfer of inmates from other jails into the St. Lucie County has been suspended.
  • New inmates are placed in a pre-quarantine dorm for at minimum of 21 days for observation of any COVID-19 symptoms. After the 21-day period, they are placed in general population.
  • Any inmate displaying COVID-19 symptoms is moved into a separate dorm and tested.
  • Inmates who test positive are placed in a medical isolation dorm until they have two, consecutive negative test results and no symptoms.

Sex Offender/Predator Registration

  • All sex offenders/predators will continue to respond to the Jail for registration/re-registration Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Photo identification is required.
  • No appointment necessary, but could entail a short wait outside (no waiting inside the lobby)

  • No phones in the lobby.

  • Fees are due at time of registration

Attorney/Professional Visitation
Effective Monday, October 5th -- Attorney visitation will resume utilizing pre-covid visitation procedures except as set forth below. 

  • Masks will be required for entry and worn at all times in the facility.
  • Failure to show within 15 minutes of an attorney’s scheduled appointment will result in the forfeiture of that appointment.
  • Professional Off-Site Visitation Form

Status of COVID-19 in the St. Lucie County Jail 

(11/18/2020) - New information in bold.

Current Jail Population
1,251
Inmates Tested157
Current Positive Cases0
Inmate Hospitalizations
0
Table of COVID-19 Cases in Jail
  • All inmates who tested positive are currently isolated, in good health and are reportedly experiencing no symptoms.
  • Symptoms that have been reported remain to be low-grade fever, headache and chills that last for less than 24-hours.
  • Based on recommendation from the Florida Department of Health, the Sheriff’s Office has hired five specialty nurses to work exclusively on the COVID-19 population in the jail. These nurses are specifically trained and experienced in working with positive COVID-19 patients.
  • 19th Circuit Court Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman issued Administrative Order 2020-08 granting authority to Sheriff Ken Mascara to release eligible inmates pre-trial release to aid in reducing jail population.  Download the Administrative Order here.
  • Based on the Chief Judge’s Administrative Order, the St. Lucie County Sheriff Office will use the following process to grant pre-trial release to inmates at the St. Lucie County Jail:
    • Determine eligibility as outlined in part one of the Administrative Order.
    • As allowed in part two of the Administrative Order, conduct a three-step internal and discretionary review of all eligible inmates to include:
      • Step 1 – Criminal Investigations Division review to exclude known dangerous individuals, gang members, or subjects of ongoing investigations.
      • Step 2 —Complete intelligence-led policing and criminal background review, automatically excluding from release inmates with previous acts of violence, sex crimes, prior prison sentence(s), prior 2nd degree or higher felonies.
      • Step 3 – Second-level review of current charges and ILP/criminal background review by two agency directors who must independently agree that the inmate should be released back to society.

For More Information on COVID-19:

To remain informed about COVID-19 in St. Lucie County and Florida, visit the Florida Department of Health or the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Case Dashboard.

For overall information on the virus and how the U.S. is responding, visit the Center for Disease Control.