James Stormes - Senior Executive Staff Officer - Law Enforcement Operations and Community Operations
Colonel James Stormes serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Community Operations. As the Director of the Department of Law Enforcement Operations, he is responsible for an annual budget of $292 million, with a staff composition of 1,563 sworn and 1,734 non-sworn personnel.
Colonel Stormes began his career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1983. He was assigned to District 1 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to the ranks of Sergeant in 1991, Lieutenant in 1999, Captain in 2003, Major in 2005 and Colonel in 2010. His prior assignments include Patrol Operations, Field Training Officer, SWAT, Tactical Operations, Homicide Investigations, Special Investigations and Strategic Operations.
Colonel Stormes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from State University of New York at Brockport and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Barry University.
In September of 2007, Colonel Stormes graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia (230th Session).
Colonel Stormes is married with two children.