In March of 2000, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office established the Sexual Predator & Offender Tracking Unit (SPOT). This unit consists of a Sergeant, three Sworn Law Enforcement Detectives and two Coordinators. The unit is responsible for ensuring the 1,000+ registered sexual predators and offenders are in compliance with mandated registration requirements and conditions of probation within Palm Beach County.
The SPOT unit works in conjunction with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Department of Corrections, Local Police Municipalities, State and Federal Probation and the US Marshals Service. Members of the SPOT Unit are deputized as part of the United State Marshal’s Task Force. This partnership has been successful in tracking sexual predators and offenders who attempt to abscond from probation or their registration requirements.
In addition to ensuring registration and probation compliance, the SPOT Unit informs the public, day care centers and schools via written notification, public meetings, social media, and our web site of registered sexual predators.