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 4,300+
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 16[1]
* 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.[2] 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, Greenacres, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Mangonia Park, Pahokee, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, and Wellington. The Current Sheriff is Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw.

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
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Chief Deputy
2 Gold Stars.svg
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Captain insignia gold.svg
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