Ken J. Mascara took the oath of office as Sheriff of St. Lucie County in January 2001 following his election in November 2000. He was re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Sheriff Mascara is statutorily responsible for the administration of law enforcement service in St. Lucie County, managing detention facilities, providing court security, and serving civil process. His duties also include leadership of 700 sworn and civilian professionals.
A long-time resident of St. Lucie County, Sheriff Mascara is the proud father of two children.
- Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (Former Member)
- Florida Sheriffs Association (Sergeant-At-Arms & Programs Committee Member)
- St. Lucie County Executive Roundtable
- Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
- St. Lucie County Hundred Club (Director)
- Treasure Coast Builders Association
- National Sheriffs Association
- Treasure Coast Chiefs of Police and Sheriff's Association
- 2012 Bronze Good Citizenship Medal from St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
- 2009 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Award from the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
- 2004 Citizen of the Year, Elks Lodge 2823
- 2004 and 2002 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, American Legion Post 358
- 2002 Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America Gulf Stream Council
- 1988 Citizen of the Year, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118