Welcome to the District 11 – South Bay website. My name is Sergeant Johnny Ortiz and it is my honor to lead the dedicated men and women who serve our District 11 community.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to deliver exceptional professional law enforcement service to all citizens throughout Palm Beach County; it is my personal goal to provide said services to the City of South Bay and the adjoining communities.
District 11 embraces the problem solving policing philosophy and we actively seek ways to work with community partners to ensure a safe place to live and work. This can only be accomplished with your help. I urge you to contact me, or any of our dedicated staff, so we can address community issues together.
On behalf of District 11 personnel, we look forward to working with our valued citizens, business leaders, city leaders and other organizations to maintain the high quality of life in the City of South Bay.
Sergeant Johnny Ortiz
District 11 – South Bay
“Don’t serve the time, let the time serve you.” – Connor Vaughn. Six inmates graduated from the West Detention Center in Belle Glade. They received their GED diplomas to help them re-enter back into society when they are released from jail. The GED Program is a second chance to get a High School Diploma. The […]
One of our Deputies was ambushed and assaulted last night. $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. On Sunday, August 13, 2017, at approximately 12:30 am, a PBSO Deputy was conducting a business check in the alleyway of 1011 7th Ave South, Lake Worth. The deputy was flagged down by an […]
Deputies responded to a shooting in the 100 block of NW 9th Ave, South Bay. Upon arrival deputies found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Conditions are unknown. The scene is very active and ongoing. No motive or suspect information is known at this time. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division and Crime Scene Investigators […]
Arrested: Trevor Gordon, DOB: 3/11/68, of South Bay Charges: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon Deputies responded to the 100 block of 4th Ave, South Bay in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival deputies located Gordon in the roadway bleeding from a laceration to the head. The victim, was located in the front yard with […]