Sheriff’s Posse


The Sheriff’s Posse is comprised of certified sworn special deputies and honorary posse members. The Posse members are local ranchers, farmers and citizens who love the outdoors. These volunteers provide 7-day a week, 24-hour a day surveillance of these rural areas in Martin County for the Sheriff’s Office.


Posse members also respond to major manhunts and missing or lost person searches in rural areas. Their knowledge of the area and expertise in tracking allows them to follow old or stale ’sign’. This becomes invaluable in the rural and rugged agricultural areas of Martin County. They can quickly facilitate finding a missing person or assist deputies in apprehending a fugitive in those areas. Posse members utilize horses, airboats, all-terrain vehicles, and 4 by 4 trucks to assist the sheriff’s office in rural areas and waterways.

Community Involvement

The MCSO Posse contributes to several local organizations and the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch by donating money and food gathered through several different charity events they sponsor. The Posse represents the Sheriff’s Office at:

  • Annual Indiantown Rodeo
  • Area Parades
  • Barbecues
  • Martin County Fair
  • Memorial Services


The Sheriff’s Posse is assigned to the Community Operations Division and works closely with West County Operations and the Agricultural Crimes Unit.

Contact Us

For more information about the Martin County Sheriff’s Posse, call Deputy Sheriff William R. Weiss at 772-220-7146.

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    John Bowdoin

    First Lieutenant