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PBSO Marine and Aviation Units Rescue Missing Divers

PBSO Aviation Unit works together with Marine Unit to find and rescue missing divers.
Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, seven divers separated from a commercial dive boat out of Jupiter.
Two divers were immediately located and transported to the local marina.
The other five divers were found a few miles away by PBSO Aviation pilot.
The pilot led the Marine Unit deputies to the five outstanding divers.
A short time later the dive boat arrived and all five divers successfully reentered the vessel.

Human Trafficker

Facebook Tip Helps Arrest Human Trafficker

Does this person look familiar to you or your children?
Thanks to a tip that came to us via Facebook, we have arrested Joel Trinidad.
Suspect BUSTED for For human trafficking, two counts of kidnapping, sexual battery, Lewd /lascivious Molestation and aggravated stalking on a victim under 16. The suspect reached out to the victim through the app, TANGO.
PBSO detectives believe there are additional victims.
If your child uses the Tango app check with them to see if this person has contacted […]

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PBSO Takes Elementary Students to LEGOLAND!

On March 16, 2017, the City of Lake Worth – District 14 Community Policing Unit with the assistance of Legoland treated 40 students from North Grade and South Grade Elementary to a fun-filled day at Legoland  in Winter Haven, Florida.
The field trip was a culmination of the hard work and effort of each student that participated in the “Breaking the Cycle of Gang Recruitment” program.
The program originated with the concept of mentoring elementary-aged children who could potentially have a high […]

No Hate

PBSO is Proud of These Schools’ Anti-Bullying Programs

What a great time and experience we had with these amazing Elementary students.
On March 15, 2017, North Grade Elementary and South Grade Elementary concluded their Anti-Bullying Program.
The last day of the 12 week program was attended by Mrs. Sheira, a representative from the Anti-Defamation League.
She provided a presentation to both schools regarding the identification of bullying, the different types of bullying, and methods to combat the issue of bullying.
She ensured to remind the students that each one of them […]

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PBSO Celebrates National K9 Veterna’s Day

Today, we celebrate K9 Veterans, on the official birthday of US Army K9 Corps.
If anybody deserves the credit for this day is Joseph White, a retired military dog trainer, who came out with the idea to honor this day back in 1942.
We spoke to Cpl. Darrell Johnson and Deputy Peter Tapia from PBSO K9 Unit about our furry friends’ life after retirement.
Chico, for example, is a PBSO K9 detection dog assisting us with illegal substances, such as narcotics and […]

Jean Savage

Oldest Case Ever Solved by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Offic

The oldest case ever solved by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office takes a step closer to justice for the first time in four decades.
Friends and relatives of Delray Beach, Florida resident, Jean Savage, and even retired PBSO law enforcement officials were relieved to hear the unexpected news.
This was the heartbreaking case of Jean Savage, who was murder on a a gloomy afternoon in 1975.
The victim’s husband found Jean murdered in a pool of blood. She had been raped and stabbed numerous […]

Spreading Sweetness

The Greater Palm Beach Women Club Spreading Sweetness

Thank you to the Greater Palm Beach Women Club (GFWC ) for stopping by to thank us for our work and dropping off sweets.
Gestures like this one make our day more special! The GFWC has been doing community service projects since 1927.
Their purpose is to give aid to worthy projects,  promote civic improvements,  and train the community about leadership.
Thank you!

Dr. Seuss

PBSO Reads to Children to Commemorate Dr. Seuss

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, District 14 was invited to read to the VPK class at Highland Elementary.
Deputy Richard Toranzo read to the children the book “Green Eggs and Ham.”
A total of 15 children attended the reading session.
After reading, each student was provided an After School Safety coloring book, a mood color changing pencil, and a Junior Deputy Badge.
Deputy Toranzo swore-in each child.
This small gesture goes a long way with the Spanish speaking community.
District 14 wants to ensure […]

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