Richard R. Del Toro, Jr.
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Contact Information

PO Box 9132
Port St. Lucie, FL - 34985
Candidate's Statement

Richard R. Del Toro, Jr., has over two decades of law enforcement experience with the Port St. Lucie Police Department and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police in August 2012.  He is a long time resident of St. Lucie County and has been married to his wife, Daniela, for the past 25 years. Together, they have two beautiful daughters, Karina and Alexandria.

For the past 10 years as Assistant Chief of Police, Richard has commanded 333 sworn/civilian personnel, over 200 volunteers, and managed an overall budget of approximately 53 million dollars. He has worked in a variety of assignments throughout his career to include road patrol, the Special Investigations Division, Internal Affairs, and as the Commander of the Professional Standards Division and S.W.A.T. Team.  Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute and prestigious Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer’s Course.

Throughout his career, the City of Port St. Lucie has continuously been recognized as the “Safest Large City in the State of Florida” by having the lowest crime rate for cities with a population over 100,000 residents. Richard has implemented modern crime reduction processes and strategies in order to achieve the department’s mission of providing superior customer service and remaining one of America’s safest cities.  Since 2012, the crime rate within the City of Port St. Lucie has been reduced by an outstanding 60%.

The Port St. Lucie Police Department has also been recognized as having the highest standards in the policing profession through the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.  In 2020, the police department was once again re-accredited, this time with “Excellence”, making the Port St. Lucie Police Department one of only 152 agencies throughout the United States to achieve this status.

Community engagement, a commitment to excellence, and being the very best public servant to his community have been the foundation for Richard’s leadership style and career.  He is extremely passionate about this community and improving the quality of life for others.  As the next Sheriff of St. Lucie County, Richard’s top priorities and vision will be implementing an overall standard of performance that will make St. Lucie County the safest county within the State of Florida and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office the premier law enforcement agency in the United States of America.


  • Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County – Past President/Board of Directors (2015-Present)
  • Treasure Coast Hope for the Homeless Foundation – President/Board of Directors (2015-Present)
  • Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County – Governor Appointed Council Member (2017-Present)
  • Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League – Honorary Member/Board of Directors (2013-Present)


  • International Association of Chiefs of Police – Member
  • Florida Police Chief’s Association – Member
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association – Member
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118 - Member  
  • Treasure Coast Chief’s and Sheriff’s Association – Member
  • Port St. Lucie Downtown Lion’s Club – Member
  • Lucie One Hundred Club – Member
  • Florida Internal Affairs Investigators Association – Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • Indian River State College – Former Adjunct Faculty Member


  • Congressional Award in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community – Congressman Brian Mast
  • 2022 Outstanding Community Partners Award - Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Treasure Coast
  • President's Superior Community Service Award - Military Officers Association of America, Treasure Coast Chapter
  • 2019 Negron Hero of Hope Award – Place of Hope Treasure Coast
  • Melvin Jones Fellow Award – Lions Club International
  • New Board Member of the Year – Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County
  • Board Member of the Year – 211 Helpline
  • Partnership Award – River of Life Fellowship Church
  • Service Award – Caribbean American Cultural Group
  • Life Saving Award – Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Distinguished Achievement Award – Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Civic Award – Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Commendation Award – Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Chief’s Merit Award – Port St. Lucie Police Department
  • Presidential Citation – Port St. Lucie Police Department

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