Executive Staff


Palm Beach County - Sheriff Bradshaw

Sheriff Bradshaw, Palm Beach County - Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is a career law enforcement professional responsible for leading the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw has a successful track record of forty-three(43)  years in law enforcement. He rose through the ranks of the West Palm Beach Police Department and in 1996 was appointed Chief of Police. On January 4, 2005, Sheriff Bradshaw was sworn in as Sheriff of Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw is the thirteenth sheriff to serve as the county's chief law enforcement officer since the agency's origin in 1909. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has six departments - Legal Affairs, Field Operations, Community Operations, Corrections, Support Services, and Administrative Services. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is comprised of 4,000 employees and approximately 5,500 volunteers. Sheriff Bradshaw has extensive knowledge and training in all aspects of law enforcement with special emphasis on Domestic Security, Field Operations and community based policing. His excellent inter-personal and communication skills demonstrate competence as a leader who "gets things done," yet maintains a balance between assertiveness and diplomacy while always remembering that his first and foremost duty is to keep citizens safe.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Emergency Task Force for Region 7, a member of the Executive Board of the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force, Chairman of Regional Domestic Security Task Force for Region 7, the Palm Beach County Chiefs of Police, member of the Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force, Law Enforcement Planning Council, Police Executive Research Forum, Florida Sheriff's Association and has been designated Who's Who in Academic Excellence in America.

Sheriff Bradshaw's educational experience includes Bachelor of Science Degree-with honors in Human Resources Management and a Masters of Science in Administration with honors-with a specialization in Emergency Management, he also graduated from the Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sheriff Bradshaw is married to Dorothy and has four children. He enjoys hunting and golf.


Chief Deputy of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Michael E. Gauger

Michael E. Gauger - Chief Deputy of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Chief Deputy Mike Gauger, MSW serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Corrections. As Chief Deputy he is responsible for an annual budget of $292 million, with a staff composition of 1,563 sworn and 1,734 non-sworn personnel; and, a Corrections' budget of $136 million, with a staff of 710 sworn personnel.

Chief Deputy Gauger is a distinguished honor graduate of Barry University, with a Master in Social Work. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 81st Session, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky, Administrative Officer's Course, as well as, a 1996 Alumni, Leadership Palm Beach County.

Chief Deputy Michael Gauger is an active member of many philanthropic, fraternal, and community-based organizations. He has earned many prestigious awards over a distinguished 39 year career, including a recent Special Citation for Meritorious Service, from the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Washington, D.C.

Chief Deputy Gauger is an adjunct professor and guest lecturer on community and problem-solving based policing and ethics and integrity. He is married to the former Ms. Phyllis Everett and has two children.

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Senior Executive Staff Officer – Department of Legal Affairs Colonel Joseph Bradshaw

Colonel Joseph Bradshaw - Senior Executive Staff Officer – Department of Legal Affairs

Colonel Bradshaw serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Legal Affairs. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Deputy Sheriff with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and is a former New York City Assistant District Attorney. He holds a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law in New York.

Colonel Bradshaw graduated in 1976 from Florida Atlantic University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, he began his law enforcement career as a road patrol officer and later as a detective with the Wilton Manors Police Department in Broward County, Florida until 1980, when he became a full-time law student at Pace University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1983. Subsequent to graduation from law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, spending a majority of his time prosecuting child abuse cases in Brooklyn.

Colonel Bradshaw began his career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a road patrol deputy working out of District One on January 1, 1986. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987. He has served as the Legal Advisor for the Sheriff’s Office for most of his career. In 1996, he was appointed Undersheriff, where he was second in command under former Sheriff Charles McCutcheon. Colonel Bradshaw was President of the Florida Association of Police Attorneys from 1994 through 1997 and was sworn in as a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2005. In June of 2013, Colonel Bradshaw was the recipient of the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award presented to him by The Florida Bar, “For Exemplifying the Highest Ideals of Dedication, Professionalism, and Ethics in Serving the Public as a Government Lawyer”.


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Senior Executive Staff Officer Colonel Frank DeMario

Colonel Frank DeMario - Senior Executive Staff Officer

Colonel Frank DeMario serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement and Community Operations. As the Director of the Department of Law Enforcement Operations, he is responsible for an annual budget of $301 million, with a staff composition of 1,506 sworn and 1,838 civilian personnel.

Colonel DeMario retired as a New York Police Department Detective and also served as the Special Administrator to the Palm Beach County Public Defender. Colonel DeMario began his career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1998. His previous assignments include Major of Strategic Operations, Commander Court Services, Commander Training, Executive Director Human Resources, Detective Lieutenant District 4 and Administrative Manager Internal Affairs.

 

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Deputy Director - COO George Forman

George Forman - Deputy Director - COO

A native to Palm Beach County, Chief Operating Officer George Forman has served the PBSO since 1996. Throughout his tenure COO Forman has received numerous accolades for his support of law enforcement and corrections operations, as well as achievements in finance and administration. Some notables include the development of an effective, accountable budget process, the creation of a multi-million dollar producing grant division and the continued advancement of business process improvement and modernization.

COO Forman holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University and is a Certified Government Finance Officer.

COO Forman is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Police Executive Research Forum, Florida Sheriff's Association, Risk Insurance Management Society, Society for Human Resource Management, Florida State University Alumni Association, Beta Eta Alumni Chapter Inc., National Youth Sports Coaches Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Broken Star Foundation.

COO Forman is married and has four sons.

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Countywide Operations Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith - Countywide Operations

Major Smith currently commands the Countywide Operations Bureau which encompasses Alternative Intervention Services, Awards, Community Relations, Contracts, Court Services, Honor Guard, Parks Enforcement (Bicycle Operations & Mounted Unit), L.E. Reserve Deputies, Traffic, Training, Special Events/Graphics, Video, and Volunteers. The combined budget for all these units is over $41 million. Previously Major Smith was Commander over the North Regional Bureau as well as Special Operations/Homeland Security, and all specialized units.

Major Smith started with PBSO in 1987, coming from Point Pleasant Borough Police Department in New Jersey. He graduated from New Jersey State Police Academy, Florida Atlantic University Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government Crisis Management Program, and FBI Explosive Ordnance Disposal Executive Management Program. Major Smith attended Seton Hall University and recently earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. He is a member of the International Police Mountain Bike Association, International and Local Association of Chiefs of Police, National and State Sheriffs' Association, and the Royal Palm Beach Rotary.

Major Smith has been married to Karen for over 35 years, has 3 grown children, and 2 granddaughters.

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Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections Major Tammy Waldrop

Major Tammy Waldrop - Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections

Major Tammy Waldrop is currently the commanding officer of the Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections. The bureau consists of the Main Detention Center and West Detention Center.

Major Waldrop began her career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1987. She was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1992, rank of lieutenant in 1998, rank of captain in 2003, and most recently to her current rank of major in 2005. Major Waldrop has held many positions within her tenure at both the Main Detention Center and the Stockade.

Major Waldrop has served as a Commissioner for the Florida Corrections Accreditation Association Commission, and has been involved with the accreditation process since 1998. She is also a Certified Jail Manager awarded from the American Jail Association.

Major Waldrop's educational achievement includes an Associate of Arts Degree from Palm Beach Community College and a Bachelor's Degree.

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Director, Communications Operations Bureau Andrea Lueghausen

Andrea Lueghausen - Director, Communications Operations Bureau

Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen is responsible for the Communications Operations Bureau, which encompasses Communications, Telecommunications, Central Records, Alternate Response Unit, and Radio Services. Including two Senior Planners, a total of 266 personnel, both civilian and sworn law enforcement, are assigned to various specialty areas within the Bureau.

Ms. Lueghausen began her career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1978 working as a 911 dispatcher. Throughout the next 32 years, she has held positions, both at PBSO and a large municipal police department, as a training officer, training supervisor, shift supervisor and Communications Manager. In 2006 she was promoted to Bureau Director at PBSO.

Bureau Director Lueghausen has obtained a Legal Studies Degree from Palm Beach Community College and is currently pursuing her degree in Emergency Management with a minor in Homeland Security through Jacksonville State University. She is an active member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO), and the Florida Records Management Association (FRMA).

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Western Regional Bureau of Field Operations Antonio Araujo

Antonio Araujo - Western Regional Bureau of Field Operations

Following his tenure as a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, Major Antonio Araujo began his career at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1982 as a Deputy Sheriff.  He has worked in and supervised a variety of assignments within the agency.  He has been promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and was appointed to the rank of Major on February 12, 2009.

Major Tony Araujo oversees the Western Regional Bureau of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office which encompasses seven (7) Sheriff’s Office districts west of 441/State Road 7 for Central and Western Palm Beach County as well as six (6) Western Regional Watch Commanders.  The districts include the cities of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves, Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee and the unincorporated areas of the Acreage and western Palm Beach County.

Major Araujo earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Administration from Barry University and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Major Araujo is married with three adult children and three grandchildren.
 

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Homeland Security Bureau Robert Allen

Robert Allen - Homeland Security Bureau

Major Robert L. Allen is a career law enforcement practitioner with over 34 years of professional experience, he has served in a variety of positions giving him significant professional balance between road patrol, tactical operations, emergency response, criminal investigation, and most recently executive staff experience. 

He currently commands the Homeland Security Bureau for one of the largest sheriff’s offices in the United States, located in Palm Beach County, with almost 4000 employees and several thousand volunteers, which serve a population of 1.35 million residents. He oversees up to 350 personnel during full deployment in such areas as Airport Operations, Crime Analysis, the Palm Beach Regional Fusion Center, the Emergency Operations Division, and the Special Operations Division that encompasses Aviation, Canine Enforcement, Emergency Field Force, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Marine Enforcement, Strategic Intelligence, and Special Weapons and Tactics, also known as SWAT. In addition to these law enforcement and intelligence operations, Major Allen directly oversees personnel assigned to specific counterterrorism initiatives in this county that engage citizens, the Sheriff’s Business Partners Against Terrorism Program known as B-PAT and the Community Partners Against Terrorism Program known as C-PAT. Both of these initiatives have been cited as models for best practices by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 


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Major, Management Services Bureau Robert VanReeth

Robert VanReeth - Major, Management Services Bureau

Major Robert Van Reeth is currently assigned to the newly formed Management Services Bureau. Management Services encompasses five divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office: Human Resources, Labor Relations, Training, Staff Inspections and Internal Affairs. At present, there are 116 sworn and civilian allocations assigned to these various divisions.

Major Van Reeth retired from the West Palm Beach Police Department as an Assistant Chief of Police in August of 2005, serving in various positions over a 31 year career. His career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office started shortly thereafter in 2005, with his appointment to the Internal Affairs Division as the Division Commander. Major Van Reeth has a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University and is a graduate from the 86th Administrators Officer’s Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Bureau Director, Information Technology Dale Sisson

Dale Sisson - Bureau Director, Information Technology

Bureau Director Dale Sisson started working at PBSO in 1989 working in the Radio Shop. As Computer Information Systems was an area he was studying in College he decided to take an opportunity in Information Technology. He stayed in the Information Technology department for over 10 years. During those years he worked through Y2k and assisting in the data migration for the Oracle implementation.

Bureau Director Sisson accepted a position on the financial side of PBSO joining the newly formed Grants Department. With the Grants Department he was part of the group of staff that received the 2002 PBSO Unit Commendation. As manager over the Unit he was responsible for administration of all Special Revenue Funds and Law Enforcement Trust Funds.

Bureau Director Sisson was asked to take on the additional challenge of becoming an Oracle Project Manager in 2007. PBSO uses Oracle E-Business for Payroll, Human Resources, Procurement, Payables, Receivables, Grants, Benefits and many more areas. His role was to assist the respective managers in receiving the functionality they needed from the Oracle Project and Development team. During this time several successful implementations occurred, adding additional functionality and moving from Oracle 11i to Oracle Release 12.

Bureau Director Sisson in 2009 was given the Alarms Unit to manage. The Alarms Unit had several years of backlogged permit accounts as one of many challenges. He worked with the Alarms Enforcement Unit, Alarm Companies, Communication, and Information Technology to improve the data. After several years the permit account data that Communications staff dispatches is more accurate. Alarm Companies and the Alarms Unit are sharing timely information as permit holders leave Alarm Companies. Information Technology was able to provide better reporting of information in the Alarms Permit computer system.

Bureau Director Sisson accepted the opportunity to move back to Information Technology in 2012. He is responsible for the development of the future technology direction within PBSO, overseeing strategies that assure that direction, and adjusting strategies as necessary. The Bureau contains the Infrastructure and Operations Division and the Solutions and Services Division.

Bureau Director Sisson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also received his Grants Management Certification.

Dale has been involved in the community over the past 20 years coaching soccer at Summit Christian School, Kings Academy, and Palm Beach United. When he was not coaching, he was serving as a volunteer to several not for profit organizations.

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Operations Bureau of the Department of Corrections Major Alfonso Starling

Major Alfonso Starling - Operations Bureau of the Department of Corrections

Major Alfonso Starling is currently the commanding officer of the Corrections Operations Bureau. The bureau consists of the Inmate Management, Corrections Support Services, Standards & Staff Development, Contract Compliance, and Corrections Court Security.

Major Starling started his career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in 1992. He has been assigned various duties within Corrections, and Internal Affairs.

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Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations Major Mark Alexander

Major Mark Alexander - Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations

My name is Major Mark Alexander and I have been the Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations Bureau since July 12, 2015. During my tenure with PBSO, I served as the Commander of Internal Affairs, Executive Officer in the Special Investigations Division, Watch Commander Road Patrol Operations, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Community Policing Deputy, and Road Patrol Deputy.

I would like every citizen and all participants in the process to feel free to offer ideas and constructive criticism that will help us do our job better. With your help and input we will continue to do our part in maintaining respectful decorum during your visit to the system.

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Chief Risk Officer -Bureau Director, Personnel Services Bureau Hilda Araujo Gonzalez

Hilda Araujo Gonzalez - Chief Risk Officer -Bureau Director, Personnel Services Bureau

Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez is currently assigned to Personnel Services Bureau. Personnel Services Bureau encompasses three divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s Office: Human Resources, Labor Relations and Risk Management. At present, there are 46 civilian employees assigned to these various divisions with a current Operating Budget of $9,990,617.00 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is the one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has five departments – Administrative Services which includes Information Technology, Personnel Services, Procurement and Financial Services. Management Services, Legal Affairs, Media Relations, Corrections and Law Enforcement Services which includes Communications Operations, Countywide Operations, Homeland Security, South and West Regional Bureaus and Strategic Operations.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is comprised of over 4,000 employees and approximately 5,500 volunteers.

Bureau Director Hilda Gonzalez started working at PBSO in 2002 in Risk Management. Throughout her tenure BD Gonzalez has received numerous accolades for her support in the Wellness/Health of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office employees. Her notable contributions include the development and implementation of two Sheriff’s Office Wellness Health Care Facilities for the Sheriff’s Office employees to reduce health care cost for employees.

Bureau Director Hilda Gonzalez has a Bachelor of Science’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University, Master of Business Administration Degree from University of Phoenix and a Certification for School of Human Resources and Labor Relations Certified Worker’s Compensation Professionals (CWCP) from Michigan State University. BD Gonzalez is married and has three children.

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North Regional Bureau of Patrol Operations Major Ron Mattino

Major Ron Mattino - North Regional Bureau of Patrol Operations

Major Ron Mattino currently commands the North Regional Bureau of Patrol Operations. The North Region consists of Districts 1, 3, 2(Mangonia Park), 10(Lake Park), and 16(Greenacres). The North Region has a combined staff of 364 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.

Major Mattino is a native Floridian and was born and raised in Palm Beach County.

Major Mattino started his career in 1987 in the Purchasing Department responsible for all of the fixed assets in the agency. In 1989 he became a Deputy Sheriff. Major Mattino has held positions in the K-9 Unit, Tactical Unit, SWAT Team, Gang Unit and the Narcotics Unit. Major Mattino was promoted to Sergeant in 1998, Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2003 and to the rank of Major in 2014.

Major Mattino has a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Barry University in Public Administration.

Major Mattino is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 243 in Quantico Virginia.

Major Mattino has been married to Debbie for over 28 years and has one son Mathew (also a Deputy Sheriff).

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Teri Barbera - Bureau Director/Public Information Officer

Teri is a 27 year veteran of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. She has worked in various divisions at the Sheriff’s Office including, Booking/Inmates Records, Work Release/In-House Arrest, Corrections Administration, Off Duty Employment, Human Resources and Media Relations. Teri has spent the majority of her career in Media Relations.

In 2008, Teri was selected by Sheriff Ric Bradshaw to head the Media Relations Office. She is currently the Bureau Director/Public Information Officer. The Media Relations Bureau is comprised of public information, social media, visual media and graphics.

Teri is the President of CO-OP. A group designed to improve communication and develop professional relationships among governmental agencies and the media. The members include Public Information Officers from city, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, fire rescue departments, hospitals, courts, health organizations, emergency management, local utilities, city and county governments, and the print and television media.

In 2011, Teri joined the board of Family Promise of North/Central Palm Beach County, Inc.

In 2013, Teri joined the board of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.

In 2014, Teri became a member of 100+ Women Who Care South Florida.

Teri holds a Bachelor of Public Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Barry University. She is currently enrolled at Barry University working on a Legal Assistant Certificate.

Teri is married to Nick and has two daughters, Britany, 26 years old and Brooke, 20 years old.

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Chief Procurement Officer, Procurement Bureau Terence Feeney

Terence Feeney - Chief Procurement Officer, Procurement Bureau

Terence Feeney serves as the Agency’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of the Procurement Bureau with more than 25 years of public and private procurement and contracting experience.

CPO Feeney has led the Procurement Bureau since 2005 and has achieved much success providing oversight and direction in the following areas; Procurement, Fleet Management and Inventory. Two (2) of the Bureaus most coveted achievements are; the only Sheriff’s Office in the United States receive the nationally recognized Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award and recipient of one of the Top 100 Public Fleet Award each year since 2009.

CPO Feeney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, holds a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certification and also received his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification.

CPO Feeney is an active member of the Institute for Supply Management (Lifetime), National Association of Fleet Administrators, Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators, Florida Sheriff’s Association, and National Youth Sports Coaches Association.

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South Regional Bureau Commander of Law Enforcement Operations Major Jeff Calise

Major Jeff Calise - South Regional Bureau Commander of Law Enforcement Operations

Major Jeff Calise currently serves as the South Regional Bureau Commander of Law Enforcement Operations with a combined staff of 352 dedicated personnel.The South Region consists of the unincorporated areas of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and the City of Lake Worth. Major Calise has 30 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico Virginia class #259.

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Chief Financial Officer, Bureau Director Financial Services Bureau Sherry Mazorra

Sherry Mazorra - Chief Financial Officer, Bureau Director Financial Services Bureau

Sherry Mazorra is currently assigned to the Financial Services Bureau. Financial Services Bureau encompasses three divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s Office: Accounting; Budget and Financial Reporting & Internal Controls. At present, there are 48 civilian employees assigned to these various divisions with a current Operating Budget of $5,700,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County with an annual budget of over $530 million. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has five departments – Administrative Services which includes Information Technology, Personnel Services, Procurement and Financial Services. Management Services, Legal Affairs, Media Relations, Corrections and Law Enforcement Services which includes Communications Operations, Countywide Operations, Homeland Security, South and West Regional Bureaus and Strategic Operations. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is comprised of over 4,000 employees and approximately 5,500 volunteers.

Sherry Mazorra has served the PBSO since 2004. Bureau Director Mazorra holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Finance Officer. Sherry Mazorra is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Florida Government Finance Officers Association, AICPA and FICPA.

Sherry Mazorra is married and has a son and a granddaughter.


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