Peter Croft serves as the Administrative Major for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. He oversees day-to-day operations for Human Resources, Purchasing, IT, Records, Dispatch, Fleet Maintenance, and Off-Duty Details.
Major 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. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2009 as a volunteer in the Reserve Deputy Unit and was later sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2011, Major Croft was selected for the Tactical Unit and then in 2013 as Detective in the Special Investigations Section.
In 2013, Major Croft earned a position on the SWAT Team, where he would go on to hold many positions, from operator, explosive breacher, assistant squad leader, and later, team leader. In 2016, 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, Major 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 where he assisted in supervising law enforcement operations, the SWAT Team, and the Hostage Negotiations Team.
In June 2023, he was promoted to the rank of Major in the Department of Administration. Major Croft currently maintains command of the MCSO SWAT Team.
Major Peter Croft is a lifelong Martin County resident. He is married with two children and currently lives in Palm City.