Executive Staff

Sheriff Ric 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-nine (49) 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, Law Enforcement Operations, Community Operations, Corrections, Support Services, and Administrative Services. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of 4,200 employees and approximately 5,000 volunteers. Sheriff Bradshaw has extensive knowledge and training in all aspects of law enforcement with a 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.


Meet PBSO Executive Team:

Michael Gauger

Chief Deputy 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.

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Chief Frank DeMario

Chief of Law Enforcement Frank DeMario

Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Frank DeMario serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement and Community Operations. As the Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, he is responsible for an annual budget of $498 million, with a staff composition of 1,626 sworn and 1,631 civilian personnel.

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George Forman

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 the Finance, Technology, Human Resources/Risk Management and Commercial Services Bureaus. COO Forman is active in many professional, fraternal and philanthropic organizations, including Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class XXXVI, Leadership Florida’s Gulfstream Council, American Heart Association’s – Palm Beach Board, The Lord’s Place Board of Directors, Palm Beach County’s Investment Policy Board, Lincoln Financial Group’s National Consumer Advisory Council, as well as serving as Chair of PBSO’s 457 Fiduciary Board and as the Executive Sponsor for the Broken Star Foundation.

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Robert L. Allen

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.

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Antonio Araujo

Colonel Antonio Araujo

Colonel Antonio AraujoDepartment of Uniform Operations.

After his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Colonel 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, Major and was appointed to the rank of Colonel on September 12, 2017.

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Mark Alexander

Major Mark Alexander

Major Mark Alexander, Bureau Director of Investigative Operations since 2015, has provided dedicated service to the Sheriff’s Office for over 27 years. Major Alexander started with PBSO as a Road Patrol Deputy and has subsequently served as Community Policing Deputy, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Watch Commander Road Patrol Operations, Executive Officer in the Special Investigation Division, and Commander of Internal Affairs prior to his current assignment. In addition to his longstanding career with the Sheriff’s Office, Major Alexander also obtained his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

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William Brannin

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.

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Eric Coleman

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 319 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.

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Michael DeVoter

Major Michael DeVoter

Major Michael DeVoter is a dual certified Corrections professional with more than 25 years of public service. He joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office following honorable service in the Persian Gulf as a member of the United States Army. Major DeVoter has progressed through the ranks becoming the commanding officer of the Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections in 2019. The Security Bureau consists of the Main Detention Center, West Detention Center and Central Detention Center (currently closed).

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Major Christopher Keane

Major Christopher Keane

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.

 

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Ron Mattino

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 385 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.

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Maj Sean Murray

Major Sean Murray

Major Sean Murray has been serving the citizens of Palm Beach County for over 23 years. He has commanded various assignments and task forces dealing with Patrol Operations, Field Training, Tactical Operations and Homeland Security.

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John L. Prieschl

Major John L. Prieschl, J.D.

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.

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Alfonso Starling

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.

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Robert Van Reeth

Major Robert Van Reeth

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.

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Teri Barbera

Bureau Director Teri Barbera

Teri Barbera, Bureau Director/Public Information Officer , is a 31 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.

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Terence Feeney

Bureau Director Terence Feeney

Terence Feeney serves as the Agency’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). With more than 30 years of public and private procurement and contracting experience, he serves as the 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 Procurement Department has been the recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award several years in a row. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) is the only sheriff’s office to have received the award in the award’s twenty four year history. In addition the agency has been awarded THE TOP 100 PUBLIC FLEET award since 2009. In 2018, the PBSO Fleet Department was ranked the 4th Best Public Fleet in the country and the only Sheriff’s Office recognized in the Top 100.

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Hilda A. Gonzalez

Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez

Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez, Chief Risk Officer, is currently assigned to Personnel Services Bureau. Personnel Services Bureau encompasses the divisions of: Human Resources and Risk Management. At present, there are 48 civilian employees assigned to these various divisions and over 30 contract staff for various services.

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Andrea Lueghausen

Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen

Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen  is responsible for the Communications Operations Bureau, which encompasses the Communications Division, Central Records Division, Alternate Response Unit, Radio Services Division, and Records Production Division. A total of 304 personnel, both civilian and sworn law enforcement, are assigned to various specialty areas within the Bureau.

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Sherry Mazorra

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.

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Dale Sisson

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.

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