Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation PBSO
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Patch of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Motto 'Putting Community First'
Agency overview
Employees 4,000+
Volunteers 1,000+
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Palm Beach in the state of Florida, USA
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Map of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 2,386 sq mi (6,180 km²)
Population 1,294,654 County-Wide Unincorporated Population 680,000
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters West Palm Beach
Agency executives
Patrol Districts 15
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, commonly known by the acronym PBSO, is the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County, Florida.[1] With more than 4,000 employees and 4,300 volunteers, the department provides police services for more than 680,000 residents in the county's unincorporated areas as well as more than 120,000 residents in seven cities and towns. Sheriff Office oversee the county jail system, provide security at the county courthouse in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach International Airport and transport inmates to and from the courthouse and local hospitals. Over 40 percent of the county's population lives in unincorporated areas near the Atlantic coast. The county has 38 municipalities in total. Some have their own police departments (e.g., the cities of Atlantis, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach and Tequesta), while others have town agencies (e.g., the towns of Jupiter, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Shores). The following cities have a contract with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement (police) services: Belle Glade, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Mangonia Park, Pahokee, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay and Wellington. The Current Sheriff is Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
5 Gold Stars.svg
Chief Deputy
2 Gold Stars.svg
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US-O4 insignia.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg

Sheriff deputies who have died in the line of duty[edit]

Donta J. Manuel 11/28/2007

Jonathan D. Wallace 11/28/2007

Donald L. Schavolt 3/31/2002

Garry E. Hobbs 12/9/2000

Richard W. Oetinger 12/6/2000

James S. Hunt 2/26/1993

Anita K. Pospisil 3/25/1992

Kevin D. Mathews 3/6/1992

James R. Dickinson 8/22/1989

Frank D. Genovese 6/3/1982

Richard J. Landes 4/18/1981

James S. Fogleman 3/25/1963

Frederick A. Baker 1/9/1924

George C. Douglass 8/27/1921

Patrol districts[edit]

North Regional Bureau District 1 - West Palm Beach District One’s administration offices are located in Headquarters at 3228 Gun Club Road. The district has 1 captain, 1 lieutenant, 96 patrol deputies, 13 sergeants, 11 detectives, 1 crime prevention deputy, 1 undercover crime suppression team, 9 steno personnel, 5 administrative support personnel, 8 community service aides, and 1 analyst. District 2 - Mangonia Park District 3 - North County District 10- Town of Lake Park South Regional Bureau The nine South Regional Bureau district stations are: District 1 West Palm Beach/West Lake Worth District 4 West Delray Beach District 5 West County District 6 West Boynton Beach District 7 West Boca Raton District 11 City of South Bay District 12 City of Pahokee District 13 City of Belle Glade District 14 City of Lake Worth The South Regional Bureau also serves the incorporated cities of Cloud Lake, Glen Ridge, Haverhill and Golf. Western Regional Bureau District 5 - Western Palm Beach village of Wellington Districts 8&9 Village of Royal Palm Beach District 11 south bay District 12 - Pahokee District 13 -Belle Glade District 15 -Loxahatchee/Acreage


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