Welcome to the District 8-Wellington website. My name is Captain Rolando Silva and I am honored to serve as the District Commander for District 8 – Village of Wellington. I am confident you will find this website to be user friendly and full of information that will help keep you and your family safe. When the Village of Wellington was incorporated in 1996, District 8 – Village of Wellington became the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office first “contracted policing district.” The Wellington District has since served as the model for other PBSO / Municipal partnerships such as with the Cities of Lake Park, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and most recently, Greenacres.
The Village of Wellington encompasses over 49 square miles in central Palm Beach County and has a population of approximately 62,000 residents. Wellington is a community which prides itself on planned growth, pristine neighborhoods, dedicated service, and commitment to its residents. One of the unique flavors of Wellington is a diverse recreation program and world-class equestrian activities including Show Jumping, Dressage, and Polo.
Our team at District 8 is fully committed to problem solving at all levels through traditional and non-traditional strategies. We work in partnership with the community and our government stakeholders to address crime and quality of life issues in the Village, and we continually look for ways to provide law enforcement programs that are tailored to meet the specific needs of this community. Our (73) member District 8 team contains (68) sworn and (5) non-sworn staff. The sworn staff is comprised of (1) Captain, (1) Lieutenant, (7) Sergeants, (40) Patrol Deputies, (5) Street Team Deputies, (5) Community Policing Deputies, (4) Detectives, (2) Commercial Motor Vehicle Deputies, (2) Motorcycle Units and (1) Traffic Car. The five non-sworn staff include (2) Administrative Secretaries, (1) Clerical Specialist, (1) Law Enforcement Aide and (1) Criminal Justice Planner.
Please feel free to come by and visit your district and meet us in person. Our administrative offices are located at 14000 Greenbriar Blvd, right in the heart of the Village. Thank you for visiting the District 8 website and if I may be of any assistance to you, please feel free to call me.
Captain Rolando Silva
Sometimes we interact with people during the worst moments of their lives, giving us the opportunity to really make a difference. We responded to an address in Wellington where three children were being removed from their parents and home due to serious safety concerns. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Investigator requested to use […]
This weekend, our task force, along with PBSO helicopter and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Burglary Apprehension Team, conducted a surveillance operation on suspects that have been linked to at least 46 High-end Auto Thefts out of East Boca Raton, Wellington, West Delray, and West Boca Raton. Yes, you read right, forty-six auto thefts. While […]
Did El Chapo escape again? Not quite. But the suspect wanted for armed burglary to a business in the Village of Wellington is definitely a fan. An unknown armed suspect entered the Chevron gas station on October 18th at 11:30 PM and demanded cash, cigarettes and cigars from the clerk and then fled in a […]
On Saturday, May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was at her residence located at 14570 Takeoff Place in Wellington, along with her 22 year old son, Joseph Ahrens and several of his friends. While finishing breakfast, around 10:45 a.m., they noticed a White Chrysler LeBaron pull into the driveway and a person dressed as a clown […]
He looks happy now, but with everyone’s help we can stop him from stealing anyone else’s money! Suspect wanted for fraudulent use of victim’s credit card number. An unknown male entered T.J. Maxx and purchased over $900 worth of merchandise with a cloned credit card. The suspect was identified as a black male, wearing a […]