General Facts

Operation Pill Drop

Many thanks to all of you for your commitment to removing unwanted pharmaceuticals from medicine cabinets throughout Palm Beach County. Through the efforts of many, over 3,000 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals were collected in 2012 at PBSO’s nine district locations and two SWA sites and properly disposed of.

This program is an important component of the Agency’s efforts to reduce diversion to children and protect our water supply. District Deputies were responsible for preparing and submitting for destruction over 150 separate collections from the boxes located at District facilities throughout the County.

Palm Beach County Facts

Established April 30, 1909

Third largest of 67 Florida counties

2,383.01 total square miles

  • 1,969.76 land
  • 413.25 water

Approximately 45 miles of ocean shoreline

Width of Palm Beach county approx. 53 miles

1,335,415 estimated population for 2012

38 Municipalities

23 Municipal Police Departments

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Facts

3,941 total PBSO staff February 2013

  • 1,492 Sworn Law Enforcement
  • 699 Sworn Corrections
  • 1,750 Civilian Support Staff
  • 2,700 Volunteers

$471,302,293 FY 2013 adopted budget
additional Budget Info

763,981 Estimated patrol district population for year end 2012

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