Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 1 website. I would like to take this opportunity and introduce myself as the District 1 Commander. My name is Patrick Johnson and it is an honor and privilege to serve the constituents within the unincorporated geographical area of West Palm Beach. I have lived in Florida most of my life besides the deployments to foreign countries while serving in the military. I have been in law enforcement for over 25 years. I spent 4 years as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force and began my civilian law enforcement career with the Boynton Beach Police Department in 1995. I worked as a Road Patrol Officer and in the Tactical Unit addressing street level narcotics and left the Boynton Beach Police Department to join the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1997. Since that time, I have worked in the following capacity: Road Patrol Deputy; Organized Crime Bureau – Narcotics Agent; Road Patrol Supervisor; Supervisor in Narcotics; Watch Commander; District 1 Executive Administrative Officer; and Executive Administrative Officer Internal Affairs. I attended the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course (S.P.I. #122), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program (S.L.P. #15), and the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF) as well as numerous advanced leadership courses. I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University and am currently working on my Masters in Criminal Justice.
District 1 is located at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office headquarters building which is located at 3228 Gun Club Road. The district is comprised of 146 personnel, which are allocated as follows: 1 Captain; 1 Lieutenant; 14 Sergeants; 95 Patrol Deputies; 11 Detectives; 2 Office Support Supervisors; 8 Community Service Aides; 7 Transcriptionists; 1 Crime Analyst; 4 Clerical Support Personnel, 1 Law Enforcement Aid and 1 Part-time Cadet.
District 1 is comprised of 53 square miles and has a documented population of approximately 130,000 residents. Historically, this patrol district has handled the greatest number of calls for service, which is normally in excess of 140,000 calls per year. As part of the community, the deputies and employees of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 1 – West Palm Beach are committed to assisting citizens in improving their quality of life. We accomplish this by empowering our deputies through the philosophies and practices of community policing which encourages our deputies to work with the communities we serve.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me or my executive officer at (561) 688-3600 for any questions, concerns, or compliments you have regarding our services or staff. I look forward to working with you.
Captain Patrick Johnson
Commanding Officer -District 1
Media Advisory Time: 10:56 am Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1900 Block of North Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach. Upon arrival deputies located an adult male deceased. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division arrived on scene to investigate further. Detectives were advised that a domestic incident occurred between and male […]
On June, 2016, we met a homeless veteran while on road patrol. He was sitting near the intersection with a sign on his wheelchair stating Air Force Veteran. Mr.J stated that he lived in a shed and was injured so severely that he could no longer control his bodily functions, and could barely walk. He […]
MEDIA ADVISORY Suspect wanted for Fraudulent Use of Stolen Credit Cards. An unknown male used the victim’s stolen credit card at a local Target. The victim suffered a loss of over $500. This incident occurred on August 1, 2018, just before 8:00 pm. Target is located in West Palm Beach. Anyone with information is urged […]
Media Advisory Date: July 30, 2018 Time: 2:48 pm Location: Walmart Shopping plaza, retention pond Deputies responded to a body found floating in a retention pond that flows alongside Walmart in the 6200 block of Forest Hill Blvd, Greenacres. PBSO dive team responded and removed the male from the pond. The male […]
Media Advisory Shortly before 7:00pm, deputies responded to a vehicle that came to rest/crashed in the 4100 block of N. Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach. Upon arrival, deputies located one male deceased from a gunshot wound(s) and one injured from a gunshot wound(s) inside the vehicle. The injured victim was taken to a local […]