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Sheriff Deryl B. Loar (R)

Vero Beach


Lake Weir High School, Ocala, Fla.; AA degree, Central Florida Community College, Ocala, Fla.; BA degree, Barry University, Miami; attended: University of Florida, Florida State University.


Florida Highway Patrol: Trooper, Drug Interdiction Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, District Commander Treasure Coast, 1989-2008; DHSMV Management Fellow, 1996-1998; IRC Chamber of Commerce Leadership, 2007; Elected Sheriff of Indian River County, 2008; Re-elected for a third term in 2016.

"I am proud to serve as the tenth sheriff of Indian River County. The partnership that we enjoy with the community has been the cornerstone of my administration."
~ Sheriff Deryl B. Loar
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Honors and Affiliations 

Past President and Director, Treasure Coast Chiefs and Sheriffs’ Association; 1990 Palm Beach Post Officer of the Year nominee; Member: PBA, Florida Association of State Troopers, FHP Command Officers Association, American Association of State Troopers; Masonic Lodge #87; IRC Juvenile Justice Council; IRC Substance Abuse Council; 19th Judicial Circuit Victims’ Rights Coalition; FBI LEEDS #63; IRC March of Dimes; IRC United Way; Mental Health Collaborative; Commissioner for the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, 2011-2017; Commissioner for the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, 2018.