Violent Crimes Division
Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Division website. I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the Commander of the division and give you a little background on myself. My name is Captain Michael Wallace and it is an honor to have been chosen to oversee the Violent Crimes Division.
My law enforcement career started in 1984 as a member of the New York City Police Department. During the time in New York City I learned the true value of Community Policing and the importance of partnering with those who I serve. In December of 1990 I began my career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. During my career with PBSO I have been afforded the opportunity to work in many rolls. I have been assigned as a patrol deputy, Corporal and Patrol Sergeant. I have also worked in Narcotics, SWAT and an investigator in the Violent Crimes Division with a focus on Gang and Homicide investigations.
I am a strong proponent of education and training, and have worked hard to achieve my Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Administration from Barry University and Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I am also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course and the FBI National Academy Session 272 in Quantico, Virginia. I look forward to continuing my education as a Commander to better serve the citizens of Palm Beach County.
There are several diversified investigative components that comprise the Violent Crimes Division, they include:
The Violent Crimes Division staff looks forward to serving the residents and visitors of Palm Beach County and making this a safer place to visit and live. Please feel free to contact us at (561)688-3000 for any questions or concerns that you may have regarding our services.