Captain Peter Croft came to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office after attending the IRSC Law Enforcement Academy Track Program from 2006-2008. He earned an AS degree in Criminal Justice and later earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.
Captain Croft began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer in the Reserve Deputy Unit and was later sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff. He was selected for the Tactical Unit and then a Detective in the Special Investigations Section. In 2013, he was chosen for the SWAT Team, where he has held many positions (operator, explosive breacher, assistant squad leader, and team leader). Then he was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Field Training Officer. Thereafter, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
After two years as a Sergeant in the Uniform Patrol Division, he transferred to Professional Standards as an Internal Affairs Sergeant. Subsequently, Captain Croft was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he was a Watch Commander in the Uniform Patrol Division. In that same year, he was selected to fill a vacant position as a Lieutenant for the Special Operations Division where he would oversee the Aviation, K-9, and Marine Units.
In July 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Administrative Captain in the Department of Law Enforcement. Captain Croft’s current assignments include assisting in overseeing law enforcement operations, SWAT Team Commander, and supervising the Hostage Negotiations Team.
Captain Peter Croft is a lifelong Martin County resident, attending all local schools (Hobe Sound and Seawind Elementaries, Murray Middle, and South Fork High School). He is married with two children and currently lives in Palm City.