Media Relations

Mission Statement

The mission of the Media Relations Office is the retrieval and dissemination of accurate police related information in accordance with Florida law and criminal and investigation needs of the agency.


The Media Relations Division primary function is to review and gather information of public interest for release to the news media and serving as liaison to the general public.

The Sheriff’s Office Policy is to cooperate fully and impartially with accredited representatives of the news media in gathering and disseminating factual information, pursuant to Florida Statutes where such activities do not subvert the ends of justice infringe upon rights of privacy, or upon individual rights to a fair and impartial trial.

Through continuous contact with the news media, members of PBSO Executive Staff, and employees of PBSO, we are able to disseminate information that meets our statutory internal guidelines.

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in PARTNERSHIP with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County HONORED four year old Steven Shore with a Live Saving Award.

Steven was swimming in his grandparents pool in June when his 4 yr old friend suddenly started struggling in the deep end of the pool. Steven who had taken swimming lessons since age 2, coached his friend while he paddled over to the deep end. There he grabbed her and floated to the edge. One hand kept her head above water, the other hand held the side of the pool.

Steven saved his friends life and prevented a 911 call.