Sheriff Carmine Marceno was elected Lee County’s 13th Sheriff on November 3, 2020. He was appointed Sheriff of Lee County in 2018 by then-Governor Rick Scott.
Sheriff Marceno began his law enforcement career in Suffolk County, New York before moving to Southwest Florida where he joined the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.
While with CCSO, he worked as a Patrol Deputy and was a member of numerous specialty units within the agency. He transitioned to a larger public liaison role in community policing, eventually serving as Executive Officer.
Sheriff Marceno is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations. In 2012 he was awarded the Collier County’s Distinguished Public Service Award, given to the county’s top public servant.
Sheriff Marceno joined the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2013, most recently serving as Undersheriff for more than two years. During that time, Sheriff Marceno assumed supervisory responsibilities for day-to-day operations as a member of Command Staff. Prior to his role as Undersheriff, he was a Captain, serving as the Executive Officer to Sheriff Mike Scott.
In March 2017, Sheriff Carmine Marceno graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Session 267. The intense 10-week program is by invitation-only for law enforcement managers nominated by their agency because of demonstrated leadership. The grueling session includes course study, specialized training and physical challenges.
On December 19, 2019, Sheriff Carmine Marceno was awarded the 2019 “Outstanding Law Enforcement Executive” award from the Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association. Sheriff Carmine Marceno is also a member of the Board of Directors with The Lee County Horizon Council.