It is an honor and privilege to be assigned as the Commander of District 3, North County area of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. District 3 is one of the larger unincorporated policing areas serving a large diverse population of residents and visitors to our county. District 3 encompasses approximately 102 square miles from Belvedere road north to the Martin County line and in some locations extending west from the Atlantic Ocean to just east of the Village of Royal Palm Beach and the Acreage. These geographic distinctions accentuate unique opportunities to live close to the ocean, or in urban, suburban and rural settings.
Mutual trust between the community and law enforcement is a key element in reducing crime, establishing a sense of safety in neighborhoods, and overall quality of life. The men and women assigned to District 3 are consummate law enforcement professionals. The deputies, detectives, supervisors, and non-sworn personnel are among the best county wide. Every day they put their uniforms on with pride and report to work in your community to continue enhancing the relationships developed by Community Policing and Problem Oriented Policing initiatives. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has invested time, training, and other resources to ensure as an agency we deliver timely, professional, and competent law enforcement services to all those that request assistance. District 3 will continue and enhance the developed partnerships between PBSO and the various citizens we serve.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel free to contact me, my executive officer Lieutenant John Hill, or any District 3 staff at 561-688-4900 with any questions or concerns.
Captain Pedro Palenzuela
Commander, District 3
UPDATE: The deceased victim in this HOMICIDE investigation has been identified as 22-year-old ALBERT VENTURA IV. If you have any information regarding this investigation please call 1-800-458-TIPS. PBSO is investigating a homicide which occurred within the last hour in the 8500 block of Uranus, unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens. VCD Detectives and crime scene investigators are […]
Media Advisory Suspect WANTED for Numerous Car Creeping and Car Burglaries. Do you recognize him? This man is WANTED for numerous Car Burglaries between July 22 and July 29, 2018, in the Timber Run Community. This unknown suspect was captured on surveillance video breaking car windows and running off with the victims property. Anyone with […]
In response to Burglaries, Robberies, Shootings, and Narcotics Dealing in the North County areas we created a task force. Operation Full Court Press. HERE ARE THE RESULTS: 4 Guns Recovered (1 Stolen) 1,780 grams of Marijuana in total 16 grams of Cocaine in total 4 grams of Alprazolam in total 5 grams of Oxycodone in […]
PBSO dispatch received a call from a resident in the 16300 block of Alexander Run, Jupiter. The resident stated that her neighbor was armed with a firearm and pointed and discharged the firearm at her. The homeowner then retreated into her home. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to reason/talk with the homeowner. The homeowner […]