Court Services Division - Court Security


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Court Security


I am Lieutenant Paul Rispoli; one of the two Executive Officers within the Court Services Division for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and I oversee Courthouse and Courtroom Security for all five of the Courthouses throughout Palm Beach County and the 15th Judicial Circuit. I am a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and have been serving the citizens of Palm Beach County for over 26 years. 

During my tenure at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, I have worked my way up the ranks in various divisions. (Narcotics, Special Investigations, Detective Bureau, Road Patrol) Prior to my current assignment, I had the privilege to serve as a Road Patrol Watch Commander in every region of Palm Beach County. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for everyone visiting/working at every one of the 15th Judicial Circuit Courthouses in Palm Beach County.


For Courtroom or Courthouse Security questions please call 561 355-6630 or send an email

The Court Security Unit did not always exist; however, events in recent history have raised serious safety and security concerns. The Court Security Unit was established to address these concerns. The Court Security Unit provides twenty four hour security for the courts, but also for county government, the State Attorney offices, the Public Defender offices, and for the associated public parking facilities.