Public Information

Deputy Bryan Beaty, Public Information Officer
(772) 882-8069
The Media Relations Office is directly responsible for the release of accurate information regarding arrests, investigations, programs and services provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.  All inquires from local, state, national and international media outlets are handled by the Media Relations Office.  
The State of Florida has very liberal public record laws and every effort is made to assist media representatives with the preparation and dissemination of information regarding public safety issues.
Media Relations On-Call Policy:
The Media Relations Office strives to be responsive and professional, acting in compliance with the Florida Public Records law and in the best interest of the agency, the news media, and the residents of St. Lucie County.  Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours.  After hours and on weekends, the Media Relations Office is always on-call for emergencies and for significant breaking news events.
After hours, the Media Relations Office will generally not have information regarding non-fatal car crashes, routine arrests, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or the status of cases that are not considered breaking news.
Written records, including arrest affidavits and incident reports, are not made available to the Media Relations Office after hours or on weekends.
Non-media requests for information should be directed to the Office of General Counsel.  More information on public inquiries can be found by clicking here.
The Records Custodian for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office may be reached at (772) 462-3299 or at
Social Media Etiquette
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office supports free and open expression through its social media channels. It encourages participants to maintain a decorum of respect and courtesy in posts and/or comments. Restricted and removable content includes:
  • Profane language or content.
  • Off-topic comments.
  • Personal or character attacks.
  • Discriminatory content.
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content.
  • Advertisements or links not authorized by the SLCSO.
  • Illegal conduct or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.
Any content removed will be retained, including the time, date, and identity of the poster, when available, in accordance with records retention laws.



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