In the past week several Palm Beach County residents have received calls on their cell phones, from people claiming to be from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.  The callers are stating that the citizens owe money to PBSO, and are going to be arrested within the hour, if they do not comply and remit payment to prevent their arrest. 

Callers are being instructed to call telephone # 850-502-4644, obtain a money order and send funds.  The answering party claims to be […]


Scam Alert – Don’t be a victim of a “phone scam”

To avoid becoming the victim of this type of crime at your business or even your home please keep the following steps in mind:
1. NEVER give Credit Card information to anyone who calls or emails you!

2. If you receive a call from someone alleging to be a business making demands and or threats, please hang up the telephone and have the owner or manager call the alleged business at a trusted number that was personally researched and verified.
3. Always […]


Visual Skills Training at PBSO.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office partnered with optometry physician, Dr. Larry Lampert, to train PBSO volunteers with skills to improve their vision. It is hoped that by using vision skills born on baseball fields, golf courses and tennis courts, volunteers will be safer, while on the job at PBSO.


PBSO Supports ALS Walk 2015

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office joined with other members of the community at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach to support the cause to cure ALS. Participants walked to raise awareness and funds for the still fatal disease.


A Message About Replica Weapons

A deputy confronted with a weapon has only a split second to decide whether it is real or a replica; a decision that can potentially result in tragic consequences. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office want parents and guardians to understand the importance of monitoring your children’s use of replica weapons.


Weekend DUI’s

‪Despite our warnings, these people have been booked into our Jail because they decided they were going to Drink and Drive this weekend. Don’t be on here next week, ‪#‎DontDrinkandDrive‬.


Burglary Warning #ALERT

PBSO recently had a burglary involving an method that is very specific. Basically the citizen left her vehicle doors unlocked while pumping gas at a local gas station and a criminal opened the passenger side door and stealthily stole items off the front seat without anyone knowing.
In past years, the frequency of this type of crime increased during the Holiday months.


Traffic Enforcement Initiative

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement Initiative TODAY in West Palm Beach. ::YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED::
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The traffic division will be conducting traffic enforcement in unincorporated Palm Beach County enforcing all traffic violations with a focus on distracted drivers.
According to NHTSA you are four times more likely to be involved in a traffic […]


Purple Drank – Sizzurp

It’s popular and being sung about by some very well known musical artist. So what is “Purple Drank” ?
Purple Drank is a mixture of a prescription cold medication containing promethazine (an antihistamine) and codeine with a soda drink along with ice and some sort of hard candy like Skittles to add color and taste. These ingredients combined make a purple liquid that is then sipped until euphoria and dissociation from one’s body occur. These effects will last between three […]