Bureau Director Teri Barbera

Teri Barbera

Meet Public Information Officer 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.

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, community outreach, graphics, agency website and the agency awards program.

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.

Teri holds a Bachelor of Public Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Barry University. Teri is married to Nick and has two daughters, Britany, 29 years old and Brooke, 23 years old.

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