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.


In Memory of Communications Officer Michelle Bates

VIDEO: Sheriff Ric Bradshaw – “I’ve been doing this for 45 years and I don’t remember a time when Law Enforcement in general has been taking the bashing that it’s been taking for things that are not really their fault.”
2015 State Motorcycle Riders – 9463 Foundation for Fallen Heroes visit PBSO in Memory of Communications Officer Michelle Bates
Michelle Bates, 8 ½ year employee of PBSO Communications passed away on May 31, 2014, after a brief illness. Michelle was one […]


PBSO Legoland field trip,Breaking the Cycle of Gang Recruitment

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office took a group of students from South Grade Elementary School to LEGOLAND Florida Resort for the day. This was the conclusion of a school program where the deputies helped out  the students in their efforts to build Lego cars at school. It is hoped that when the children get older,  there will be positive results from the involvement of law enforcement in their lives.


PBSO Crossing Guards

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office has openings for school Crossing Guards around Palm Beach County. This video shows actual guards at work, their job duties, and one guard speaks about pay and benefits of the job.


PBSO MISSION: Help Pahokee Family In Need.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division in collaboration with NOBLE, Leadership Palm Beach County, and Tripp Electric (Ashley Tripp) have collected enough items to furnish the family’s home in Pahokee, FL. The family apartment caught fire on January 2nd and everything was lost due to the fire.
There are six children (7 months – 18 years) who resided in that home. We have two truckloads and two vans with furniture, toys, clothing, televisions, and household accessories. The uniformed […]


Deputy Sheriff Brian Fidler was Honored by Governor Rick Scott with the Governor’s Heroism Award

Governor’s Heroism Award is awarded to a recipient must have distinguished himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity, must have risked his or her life deliberately above and beyond the call of duty while performing duty in his or her respective position, and must have engaged in hazardous or perilous activities to preserve lives with the knowledge that such activities might result in great personal harm.
On June 6, 2014, at 2:00 am, D/S Brian Fidler responded to a […]


CAUGHT ON VIDEO: PBSO Deputies Spread Holiday Joy to Family White Pine Drive, Wellington

D/S Musso and R/DS Flora arranged to present a family on White Pine with a 32” flat screen television, two game systems and approximately 60 video games.
The history behind the family is that the mother has stage 4 cancer and her father who resides with them on White Pine died yesterday hours before the presentation. The husband and father of the children works in the cafeteria at Lion Country Safari. This is a prime example of a good transitional […]


PBSO Marine Unit ASSISTS U.S. Coast Guard with Capsized Vessel 6 miles off shore of Boca Raton Inlet.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit Assisted the U.S. Coast Guard with capsized vessel.
One vessel capsized six miles off shore of Boca Raton Inlet. Several individuals were rescued from the water by PBSO Marine Unit deputies and Coast Guard Officials.
Marine Unit deputies were dispatched to assist the coast at 10:00 am, Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

U.S. Coast Guard and Border Patrol will continue to investigate.

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PBSO: Walk To Defeat ALS

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and his wife Dorothy encourage residents to join the Walk To Defeat ALS Saturday, March 22, 2014 to combat this dreaded disease.
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