Colonel Antonio Araujo – Uniform Operations. After his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Col. Tony 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, Major, and was appointed to the rank of Colonel on September 12, 2017.
Colonel Robert L. Allen, Strategic Operations, is a career law enforcement practitioner with over 38 years of professional experience. He has served in a variety of positions, since joining P.B.S.O. in 1983, giving him significant balance between road patrol, tactical operations, special operations, criminal investigations, homeland security and most recently executive staff.
Major Eric Coleman oversees the West Regional Bureau which encompasses nine Sheriff’s Office districts west of 441/SR 7 for Midwestern and Western Palm Beach County. The districts include the cities of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves, Westlake, Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee, as well as unincorporated areas of the Acreage and western Palm Beach County. The West Region has a combined staff of 315 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.
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.
Chief Operating Officer George Forman serves as Senior Executive Staff for the Department of Administrative Operations. He has direct oversight of the C-Suite and is responsible for all aspects of services being provided by the Finance, Technology, Human Resources/Risk Management and Commercial Services Bureaus. COO Forman is active in many professional, fraternal and philanthropic organizations, currently serving as Chair of the PBSO 457 Fiduciary Board, member of the Palm Beach County Investment Policy Board, member of the Lincoln Financial Consumer Advisory Council and as PBSO’s Executive Sponsor for the Broken Star Foundation.
Major Robert Van Reeth is a career law enforcement professional with 44 years of experience. He is currently assigned to Community Operations which encompasses Community Services (includes Community Relations, School Traffic Safety, Volunteer Services, and the LE Reserve & Auxiliary Unit), Alarm Enforcement/Off-Duty Permits (includes the PAL Program and Volunteer Chaplains), the Special Events Unit (includes the Explorer Program), and the Honor Guard.
Major John L. Prieschl is a career law enforcement professional with approximately 30 years of local law enforcement experience. He is responsible for overseeing the Professional Compliance Bureau, which is comprised of the Division of Internal Affairs, the Training Division, and Staff Inspections (policy/accreditation).
Major Prieschl was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. He began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the Jupiter Police Department. He was hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1993. His training and experience is diversified to include assignments in Vehicle Homicide Investigations, Training Division, Field Training Program, Internal Affairs, Court Services, and Patrol Operations. He started promoting through the ranks in early 2000 and had the opportunity to command a Patrol District, the Training Division, and Internal Affairs before being promoted to the rank of Major in 2017.
Dale Sisson, Information Technology Bureau Director , started working at PBSO in 1989 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 IT department for over 10 years. During those years he worked through Y2k and assisting in the data migration for the Oracle implementation.
Major Alfonso Starling, Department of Corrections Executive Staff , 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 Mark Alexander, Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations , has 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.
Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez, Chief Risk Officer, 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.
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 William Brannin currently serves as the senior executive officer for the department of legal affairs. After serving in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years, he began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Lake Worth Police Department in 1995. He then joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1998. In 2001 Major Brannin took a leave of absence to serve with the United Nations International Police Task Force in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
Teri Barbera, Bureau Director/Public Information Officer , 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.
Terence Feeney serves as the Agency’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). With more than 25 years of public and private procurement and contracting experience, he serves as Director of the Commercial Services Bureau. As Director of the Commercial Services Bureau, he has achieved much success in providing oversight and direction in Procurement, Fleet Management, and Logistics & Materials Management. Under his leadership, the Bureau has been the recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is the only sheriff’s office to have received the award in the award’s twenty year history. In addition the agency has been awarded THE TOP 100 PUBLIC FLEET award since 2009.
Chris Keane began his career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 and currently holds the rank of Major. His previous assignments within PBSO are diverse and include: Field Training Officer, Emergency Field Force Team, Organized Crime Bureau Detective, Hostage Negotiator, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Watch Commander, Administrative Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant and District Commander.
Sherry Mazorra, Chief Financial Officer , 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.