Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 12, City of Pahokee website.
I am grateful and honored to be selected as your Law Enforcement Commander of the City. Our Administrative Offices are located at 38840 SR 80, Belle Glade Florida.
I was born in Mandeville Jamaica and lived in Pahokee (Pelican Lake) from 1972-1979. There is where the core valued concept of “it takes a village” became reality and respected. My overall non-wavering vision for the City of Pahokee is to continue building relationships with the community. I was a Community Policing Sergeant for the Glades area from 2013-2016. My Team and I made it a priority to build bridges and close the gap when it came to building strong community relations. I believe there is nothing more fulfilling when we can come together as a team to reach our goals for the community we live in and serve. Throughout my professional and educational career I have acquired those core values that will benefit the community of Pahokee.
I have been in Criminal Justice since 1992. I began my career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division. There I acquired strong interpersonal communication, problem solving, and decision making skills that have prepared me throughout my years in Law Enforcement. In 1994 I achieved my desire for Road Patrol. There I was able to grow and mature as a deputy. I have served in various rolls (Road Patrol Deputy, Road Patrol Training Corporal, Road Patrol Sergeant, Operational Watch Commander (Lieutenant) for the Southern Palm Beach County Communities.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University. To build on my skills and competence in Law Enforcement, I attended the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy courses of Supervisory, Command, and Executive Leadership. I also Graduated from the 141th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Louisville Kentucky.
I look forward to an inspired team effort from executive leaders, sworn and non- sworn personnel, and members of the community in our quest to reach optimal success.
As the Commanding Officer of District 12, I thank you for the opportunity to continue serving our community.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Clinton Cohen
Executive Officer Western Region (D5 and D11) Commander – City of Pahokee (District 12)
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