Crime Prevention

Quick: Is Real or Fake?

Can you tell a fake gun from a real one? Our Deputies have fractions of a second to assess a threat. The confusion can lead to deadly confrontations when called to a scene. Parents, please avoid buying your kids replica guns. These are not toys and could put them at risk.

Real for Fake? – Gun Safety
Can you tell a fake gun from a real one? Our Deputies have fractions of a second to assess a threat. The confusion can […]


PBSO’s StudentProtect App

We’re 1 week away from back to school and we’d  like to remind students & parents about PBSO’s StudentProtect app. This innovative app was presented to the U.S. Senate Committee last year among other technology trends. Students can use it to report threats & suspicious activity.

Student Protect – Back to School
We are one week away from back to school and we would like to remind students and parents about PBSO's StudentProtect App. This first-of-its-kind innovative app was presented to […]


Sheriff Bradshaw speaks before Senate Judiciary Committee


Sheriff Bradshaw testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Red Flag Laws and the guidelines for state action. Among other topics, he pointed out that prevention and intervention are key factors to resolving gun violence. PBSO is on the forefront with our Behavioral Services Unit.
“Regarding the dangers to law enforcement in cases involving risk protection orders and confiscating guns, I stressed to the committee that it does not need to be a gun – even a pressure cooker could […]


BPAT Seminar

The closer we are, the stronger and more protected we will be from catastrophes like active shooters. For that reason, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw hosted a Retail Security Awareness Seminar with the help of The American Muslim Alliance of Florida. We thank them for their hospitality.


Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Did you know? Many suffer from violence in the hands of someone they love. LOVE SHOULDN’T HURT. This Valentine’s Day we will like to remind everyone surviving abuse that there is help and we are here for them. You have the right to feel safe and to be loved. Join us in the movement, by sharing your stories and encouraging words on Twitter with the hashtag #SurvivingAbuse. If you are the victim of a crime and need immediate assistance, […]

Citizen’s Police Academy - Town of Lake Park

Citizen’s Police Academy – Town of Lake Park

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides a mechanism for educating the public about the criminal justice system. The main goals of the academy are to partner with the community, explain the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and encourage citizens to undertake measures to prevent crime victimization. Participants also tour the Sheriff’s Facility including Communications and the Jail. Citizen’s Police Academy participants gain an understanding of law enforcement procedures that are more reflective of everyday law enforcement work than what […]

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