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ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 10, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and […]

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Deputy Involved Shooting – I95 just North of Lantana Road, Lantana – PBSO

February 7, 2018
Time: 9:35 am
1st Location: 1600 block S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth
2nd Location: Northbound I95 just north of Lantana Road, Lantana
Deputies responded to a shooting that occurred in 1600 block of S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth.  Upon arrival deputies learned that a male suspect shot a female. The suspect put the female victim in his car and fled the scene before deputies arrived.
Further investigation determined the suspect drove to Southern Blvd and entered I95 northbound driving at a high rate of […]

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PBSO Human Trafficking Unit ARREST Alston Williams for Armed Human Trafficking and additional charges

On November 29, 2017, the task force received information from victim’s father advising that his daughter is being forced into a life of commercial sex by Alston Williams, after making contact with victim she provided detectives with a sworn statement outlining facts consistent with elements of human trafficking.  During the interview an additional victim was identified as being with Alston at the residence.  A traffic stop was conducted on Alston where our second victim was recovered.  The victim provided […]

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Hurricane Irma Status Update

Generators
While residents await the restoration of power, it is important to maintain proper safety measures while using a generator.
Please keep your generator at least 10ft. away from your home and away from open windows.
Let your generator cool down before refueling.
Never refill your generator while it is running.
 
FEMA Declaration
Preliminary damage assessments to residences and businesses have been estimated at $247 million in the county at this time. Damage to public facilities, roads, parks, as well as debris removal and protective […]

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What To do When a Hurricane is Coming – Timeline

What to do when a hurricane is 6 hours from arriving

If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are.
Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you.
Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in […]

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A 69-Year-Old Vietnam War Veteran was Attacked at a Lake Park Auto Parts Store

Two black males started an altercation with a Hispanic male victim. The victim, 69 years of age, was followed into a business and was subsequently pushed and punched causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground the suspects struck the victim with a truck lug wrench. The suspect’s then fled in a white Ford F250 dual cab truck with a partial Florida tag _DM_75.
The victim, a veteran of the Vietnam War, suffers from PTSD. He had […]

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Sheriff Bradshaw meets with President Trump

Sheriff Bradshaw meets with President Trump, opens the door for continued dialogue on important issues affecting our community:
“It was an honor to meet with President Trump today and be able to discuss Homeland Security issues. As Chairman of Regional Domestic Security for South Florida having the support of the President for Law Enforcement and border security is important. I want to thank the President for taking time to listen to Local Law Enforcement’ s concerns and his commitment to […]

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Busted for Breaking into MetroPCS Store in the Village of Royal Palm Beach

This suspect was observed breaking the window of the Metro PCS store to gain entry inside.
Once inside, he helped himself to multiple boxes of merchandise.
He was later located in the school parking lot of Royal Palm Beach High School in possession of the stolen merchandise.
He was immediately arrested and gave a full confession.
This incident occurred on Monday, February 13, 2017.
Metro PCS store is located on Belvedere Road and N State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach.

Walker was taken to PBC […]

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Detectives Investigate an Attempted Abduction in Lake Charleston Development

Detectives are investigating an attempted abduction.
Deputies responded to a call of an attempted abduction in the 7300 block of Zurich Circle, (Lake Charleston Development).
The chain of events as we were told by the child are as follows:
• Shortly after the child returned home from school he decided to play outside
• The child was kicking a ball around when the ball went over a fence
• The child retrieved the ball from the fence area when he was approached by an […]

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Honoring A Memory of True Valor | Deputy Frederick Baker

On the important date of January 9, almost 100 years ago, Deputy Frederick Baker led a group of men on one of the bravest missions in Palm Beach Sheriff office history. He paid dearly with his life but his act of bravery, will never be forgotten. Fallen Deputy Frederick Baker who was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a group of fugitives in the Everglades, 25 miles north of West Palm Beach. This gang was wanted for crimes spanning […]

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