Fingerprinting for citizens is available at the Belle Glade sub-station at no charge. Use the North entrance. Bring your own fingerprint card and a photo ID.
Hours, not including holidays:
Wednesday only, 8am to 4pm
A Message from Captain Ed Luty:
Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 5 website. My name is Captain Ed Luty and it is my pleasure to serve as the Commanding Officer for the Glades. My staff and I are honored that the tri-cities have chosen to partner with the Sheriff’s Office so that through teamwork, we can strive to make the community a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit. Throughout the course of my twenty-seven year career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, several of my assignments have been in the Glades community. These assignments have included contract deputy at the Okeelanta Sugar Mill, the Operational Watch Commander for the Western Region, a prior tour as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer for District 13 (Belle Glade) and Commanding Officer for District 12 (Pahokee).
Our administrative offices are located at 38840 S.R. 80, Belle Glade. The Sheriff’s Office promotes a community policing philosophy with an emphasis on reviewing crime statistics in an effort to identify predictive trends in order to offer a proactive response to our law enforcement activities on a daily basis.
As the Commanding Officer, I thank you for the opportunity to continue serving your community.
Captain Ed Luty
My law enforcement career started with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1987 when I became an Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff. I was hired as a full time deputy in 1988 and began as a patrol deputy.
Besides handling my patrol duties, areas of focus include the following: Traffic Division (motorcycle patrol and crash investigation), Canine Unit (patrol dog and narcotics dog handler), Internal Affairs, and Community Policing.
The supervisory portion of my career began with my promotion to the rank of sergeant in 1999. As a sergeant, I supervised patrol deputies and also spent some time assigned as an investigative sergeant in Internal Affairs. I was promoted to lieutenant in 2003 and began concentrating on the administrative aspects of my career, which included shift scheduling, training, budget preparation and implementation.
Education: M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer Course 110
The First Tee of the Glades is a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office youth initiative that combines afterschool educational assistance and character development curriculum taught through the game of golf.