My name is Lt. Craig Turner, and I am honored to have been assigned as the Commander of District 17-Loxahatchee Groves. I have worked in Law Enforcement since 1998. I began my career with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and have worked for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office since 2000. I have served in several different roles throughout my career to include community policing, property crimes, Violent Crimes Division and SWAT. I have also served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves until my retirement in 2014 after 24 years of service. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Criminal Justice Studies and a Master’s Degree from The Florida State University in Criminal Justice Administration. I am excited to have this opportunity to work again in Loxahatchee Groves after spending 3 years here as a Sergeant.
District 17 encompasses approximately 13 square miles and has a direct service population of over 3,300 residents. District 17 is staffed with 5 Road Patrol Deputies. In addition, the district receives support from Community Policing, K-9, Aviation and the Traffic Division. The PBSO District 17 headquarters is located in the county building at 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 300, Royal Palm Beach.
We have an obligation to achieve results and are firmly committed to our stated goal of “providing the finest possible law enforcement services to those who reside in and visit our community.” Should ever need to contact me, please feel free do so.
Operation Strike Heat nets 60 arrests for Weapons, Drugs, and Driving Charges. The operation concentrated on crime offenses of narcotics (trafficking and sales), firearms, burglaries, robberies, and gang activity. It took place in the north end of Palm Beach County last weekend, April 12th & 13th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. The areas […]
Yesterday, on 9/11, the Safety Patrol students at Frontier Elementary School, in Loxahatchee honored their local PBSO and PBCFR on Patriot Day. The students collected different items and put together a gift basket along with homemade cards thanking the deputies for their service. Members from PBSO District 15 as well as their School Resource Deputy […]
On August 2, 2018, The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office raided a Loxahatchee Groves Farm accused of operating an illegal slaughterhouse. Over the course of a six month period, this farm was investigated for illegal slaughtering and animal cruelty. The Illegal activity was discovered by the ARM (Animal Recovery Mission) who notified the Palm Beach […]
On Thursday September 14, 2017, at 8:00 pm, deputies and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the 6100 block of 185th Terrace N in Loxahatchee, in reference to an unresponsive female. When PBCFR arrived they immediately became aware of a generator the family had been using during the hurricane which was located near the […]
In Honor of Patriot’s Day, Frontier Elementary School safety patrols honored our local heroes/1st responders for their service and dedication. Goody baskets were given to deputies. The students were able to meet and shake hands with deputies to thank them personally for all that they do for keeping them and the community safe.