Executive Staff

Sheriff Ric L. 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 over 45 years in law enforcement:

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Dear Friends,

I want to take this opportunity to welcome the citizens of Palm Beach County and other visitors to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office official website. I sincerely hope you will easily find the information you are looking for as you explore the many services we provide to the public. Since taking office as Sheriff in January 2005, it has been one of my goals to be more informative to the public through the use of modern technology. To achieve this, we are constantly working to make this website more user friendly and enlightening. Another one of my goals is to implement a strong Community Policing effort throughout the county so that we are more visible and responsive to special needs in all areas. A high level of public satisfaction and input are our greatest assets when we look to expand and improve any area of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has over 4,000 dedicated and professional employees waiting to help you in any way. As you visit with us here and meet some of them, I am confident you will see what an excellent team we have to address all of your needs. Together we will achieve the goal of being one of the most modern and advanced agencies in the country. I am deeply committed to providing this agency with the tools and resources to be effective and responsive, so that at the end of the day, we can say we delivered the best service possible to the people of this county.

This agency will be built on a foundation of trust and performance achieved through the setting of goals and the willingness to adapt. New ideas are not only welcome; but they are a necessity to guarantee our success in the future. I will always seek out and listen to suggestions for improvement and enhancement in the delivery of service to the citizens of Palm Beach County. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your ideas and suggestions about ways to improve our service to the community. I look forward to the coming years as we work together to make every year better than the one before it and I will need your continued help and input to make that a reality, and remain your Sheriff in the future.

Sheriff Ric L. 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 over 45 years in law enforcement:

Meet PBSO Executive Team:


Chief Michael E. Gauger

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 $594 million, with a staff composition of 1,548 sworn and 1,546 non-sworn personnel; and, a Corrections’ budget of $154 million, with a staff of 661 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.


Chief of Law Enforcement Frank DeMario

Chief 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.

Chief DeMario retired as a New York Police Department Detective and also served as the Special Administrator to the Palm Beach County Public Defender. Chief 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.


Colonel Antonio Araujo

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.

Col. Araujo oversees Law Enforcement Operations at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office which encompasses 17 districts throughout Palm Beach County, some of which are municipalities that contract  police services with PBSO.

Col. 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.

Col. Araujo is married with three adult children and four grandchildren.


Colonel Robert L. Allen

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.

He currently commands the Department of Strategic Operations for one of the largest sheriff’s offices in the United States, with approximately 4,000 employees and several thousand volunteers, serving a population of nearly 1.5 million residents.  He oversees both the Strategic Investigations Bureau and the Homeland Security Bureau with over 800 personnel assigned. Those bureaus are responsible for overseeing major crime investigations including; homicides, robberies, gang crimes, human trafficking, traffic fatalities, air operations, special operations, including; SWAT, bomb, marine, canine, intelligence and numerous other homeland security initiatives.

Colonel Allen is member of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force Executive Board and has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally discussing security issues with experts from around the world.

Colonel Allen is married with one son, who is on active duty with the United States Army and has two grandchildren.


Major Eric Coleman

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.

Major Coleman has been a resident of central Palm Beach County since 1973.  Since his law enforcement career began in 1985, Major Coleman has served in a variety of assignments throughout Palm Beach County at every rank, to include: Uniform Operations, investigative assignments in Crime Property, Homicide, Special Victim’s Unit, Court Services, Internal Affairs and Narcotics.

Major Coleman is a graduate of Barry University, the DEA Drug Unit Commander Academy and the FBI National Academy, Class #264.  Major Coleman is married with four children.


Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen

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).


Chief Operating Officer George Forman

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.

COO Forman holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University a Bachelor’s in Economics from Florida State University is a Certified Government Finance Officer and an alumnus of Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives and Strategic Management programs.

Throughout his twenty plus year tenure he and his commands have received numerous accolades, a few recent include, the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement in Excellence, 100 Best Fleets in America and the Cigna Well-Being Award.


Major Frank Milo

Major Frank Milo is the commanding officer of the Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections. The Security Bureau consists of the Main Detention Center, West Detention Center and Central Detention Center (currently closed).

Major Milo began his career in 1989 working for the Florida DOC in the capacity of a Corrections Officer, and then hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff in 1992. He was promoted to sergeant in 1999, promoted to lieutenant in 2004, promoted to captain in 2012 and promoted to major in 2017.

He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course, and an honor graduate of Lynn University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.


Major Robert Van Reeth

Major Robert Van Reeth is a career law enforcement professional with 43 years of experience and is currently assigned to the Management Services Bureau which encompasses the Training Division (Field Training Office & Trainees, Bicycle Unit), Staff Inspections (Accreditation), Community Services (Community Relations, School Traffic Safety, Volunteer Services, LE Reserve & Auxiliary Unit) , Alarm Enforcement/Off-Duty Permits (PAL Program, Volunteer Chaplains), Special Events (Explorer Program), and the Honor Guard.

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.


Bureau Director Dale Sisson

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.

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.

In 2009, Mr. Sisson was given the Alarms Unit to manage. In 2012, Bureau Director Sisson accepted the opportunity to move back to Information Technology. 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.


Major Alfonso Starling

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 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.


Major Mark Alexander

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.

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.


Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez

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.

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 Hilda 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. Hilda is married and has three children.


Major Ron Mattino

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. He 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).


Major William Brannin

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.

He has been promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and was appointed to the rank of Major in March of 2016. Major Brannin has been assigned to and supervised a variety of assignments including Road Patrol, Detective Bureau, Internal Affairs, and Legal Affairs.

Major Brannin holds a Bachelor of the arts in History from Florida Atlantic University and is Currently working on a Masters Degree in History.


Bureau Director Teri Barbera

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.

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.


Terence Feeney

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.

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.


Major Jeff Calise

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.

Sherry Mazorra

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.

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.