Executive Staff

Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw is a career law enforcement professional responsible for leading the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw has a successful track record of over 45 years in law enforcement:

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Dear Friends,

I want to take this opportunity to welcome the citizens of Palm Beach County and other visitors to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office official website. I sincerely hope you will easily find the information you are looking for as you explore the many services we provide to the public. Since taking office as Sheriff in January 2005, it has been one of my goals to be more informative to the public through the use of modern technology. To achieve this, we are constantly working to make this website more user friendly and enlightening. Another one of my goals is to implement a strong Community Policing effort throughout the county so that we are more visible and responsive to special needs in all areas. A high level of public satisfaction and input are our greatest assets when we look to expand and improve any area of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has over 4,000 dedicated and professional employees waiting to help you in any way. As you visit with us here and meet some of them, I am confident you will see what an excellent team we have to address all of your needs. Together we will achieve the goal of being one of the most modern and advanced agencies in the country. I am deeply committed to providing this agency with the tools and resources to be effective and responsive, so that at the end of the day, we can say we delivered the best service possible to the people of this county.

This agency will be built on a foundation of trust and performance achieved through the setting of goals and the willingness to adapt. New ideas are not only welcome; but they are a necessity to guarantee our success in the future. I will always seek out and listen to suggestions for improvement and enhancement in the delivery of service to the citizens of Palm Beach County. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your ideas and suggestions about ways to improve our service to the community. I look forward to the coming years as we work together to make every year better than the one before it and I will need your continued help and input to make that a reality, and remain your Sheriff in the future.

Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw is a career law enforcement professional responsible for leading the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw has a successful track record of over 45 years in law enforcement:

Meet PBSO Executive Team:


Chief Deputy Michael E. Gauger

Chief Deputy Mike Gauger, MSW serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Corrections.  As Chief Deputy he is responsible for an annual budget of $594 million, with a staff composition of 1,548 sworn and 1,546 non-sworn personnel; and, a Corrections’ budget of $154 million, with a staff of 661 sworn personnel.

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Chief of Law Enforcement Frank DeMario

Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Frank DeMario serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement and Community Operations. As the Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, he is responsible for an annual budget of $360 million, with a staff composition of 1,602 sworn and 1,331 civilian personnel.

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Colonel Antonio Araujo

Colonel Antonio Araujo – Uniform Operations. After his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Col. Tony Araujo began his career at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1982 as a Deputy Sheriff.  He has worked in and supervised a variety of assignments within the agency.  He has been promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and was appointed to the rank of Colonel on September 12, 2017.

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Colonel Robert L. Allen

Colonel Robert L. Allen, Strategic Operations, is a career law enforcement practitioner with over 38 years of professional experience.  He has served in a variety of positions, since joining P.B.S.O. in 1983, giving him significant balance between road patrol, tactical operations, special operations, criminal investigations, homeland security and most recently executive staff.

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Major Eric Coleman

Major Eric Coleman oversees the West Regional Bureau which encompasses nine Sheriff’s Office districts west of 441/SR 7 for Midwestern and Western Palm Beach County.  The districts include the cities of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves, Westlake, Belle Glade, South Bay and Pahokee, as well as unincorporated areas of the Acreage and western Palm Beach County.  The West Region has a combined staff of 315 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.

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Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen

Bureau Director Andrea Lueghausen is responsible for the Communications Operations Bureau, which encompasses Communications, Telecommunications, Central Records, Alternate Response Unit, and Radio Services. Including two Senior Planners, a total of 266 personnel, both civilian and sworn law enforcement, are assigned to various specialty areas within the Bureau.

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Chief Operating Officer George Forman

Chief Operating Officer George Forman serves as Senior Executive Staff for the Department of Administrative Operations. He has direct oversight of the C-Suite and is responsible for all aspects of services being provided by the Finance, Technology, Human Resources/Risk Management and Commercial Services Bureaus. COO Forman is active in many professional, fraternal and philanthropic organizations, currently serving as Chair of the PBSO 457 Fiduciary Board, member of the Palm Beach County Investment Policy Board, member of the Lincoln Financial Consumer Advisory Council and as PBSO’s Executive Sponsor for the Broken Star Foundation.

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Major Frank Milo

Major Frank Milo is the commanding officer of the Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections. The Security Bureau consists of the Main Detention Center, West Detention Center and Central Detention Center (currently closed).

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Major Robert Van Reeth

Major Robert Van Reeth is a career law enforcement professional with 43 years of experience and is currently assigned to the Management Services Bureau which encompasses the Training Division (Field Training Office & Trainees, Bicycle Unit), Staff Inspections (Accreditation), Community Services (Community Relations, School Traffic Safety, Volunteer Services, LE Reserve & Auxiliary Unit) , Alarm Enforcement/Off-Duty Permits (PAL Program, Volunteer Chaplains), Special Events (Explorer Program), and the Honor Guard.

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Bureau Director Dale Sisson

Dale Sisson, Information Technology Bureau Director , started working at PBSO in 1989 in the Radio Shop. As Computer Information Systems was an area he was studying in College he decided to take an opportunity in Information Technology. He stayed in the IT department for over 10 years. During those years he worked through Y2k and assisting in the data migration for the Oracle implementation.

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Major Alfonso Starling

Major Alfonso Starling, Department of Corrections Executive Staff , is currently the commanding officer of the Corrections Operations Bureau. The bureau consists of the Inmate Management, Corrections Support Services, Standards & Staff Development, Contract Compliance, and Corrections Court Security.

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Major Mark Alexander

Major Mark Alexander, Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations , has been the Bureau Director of the Strategic Operations Bureau since July 12, 2015. During my tenure with PBSO, I served as the Commander of Internal Affairs, Executive Officer in the Special Investigations Division, Watch Commander Road Patrol Operations, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Community Policing Deputy, and Road Patrol Deputy.

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Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez

Bureau Director Hilda A. Gonzalez, Chief Risk Officer, is currently assigned to Personnel Services Bureau. Personnel Services Bureau encompasses three divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s Office: Human Resources, Labor Relations and Risk Management. At present, there are 46 civilian employees assigned to these various divisions with a current Operating Budget of $9,990,617.00 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

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Major Ron Mattino

Major Ron Mattino currently commands the North Regional Bureau of Patrol Operations. The North Region consists of Districts 1, 3, 2 (Mangonia Park), 10 (Lake Park), and 16 (Greenacres). The North Region has a combined staff of 364 dedicated men and women committed to serving the citizens of Palm Beach County.

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Major William Brannin

Major William Brannin currently serves as the senior executive officer for the department of legal affairs. After serving in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years, he began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Lake Worth Police Department in 1995. He then joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1998. In 2001 Major Brannin took a leave of absence to serve with the United Nations International Police Task Force in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.

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Bureau Director Teri Barbera

Teri Barbera, Bureau Director/Public Information Officer , is a 27 year veteran of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. She has worked in various divisions at the Sheriff’s Office including, Booking/Inmates Records, Work Release/In-House Arrest, Corrections Administration, Off Duty Employment, Human Resources and Media Relations. Teri has spent the majority of her career in Media Relations.

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Terence Feeney

Terence Feeney serves as the Agency’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO).  With more than 25 years of public and private procurement and contracting experience, he serves as Director of the Commercial Services Bureau.  As Director of the Commercial Services Bureau, he has achieved much success in providing oversight and direction in Procurement, Fleet Management, and Logistics & Materials Management.  Under his leadership, the Bureau has been the recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award.  Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is the only sheriff’s office to have received the award in the award’s twenty year history.  In addition the agency has been awarded THE TOP 100 PUBLIC FLEET award since 2009.

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Major Jeff Calise

Major Jeff Calise currently serves as the South Regional Bureau Commander of Law Enforcement Operations with a combined staff of 352 dedicated personnel.The South Region consists of the unincorporated areas of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and the City of Lake Worth. Major Calise has 30 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico Virginia class #259.

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Sherry Mazorra

Sherry Mazorra, Chief Financial Officer , is currently assigned to the Financial Services Bureau. Financial Services Bureau encompasses three divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff‘s Office: Accounting; Budget and Financial Reporting & Internal Controls. At present, there are 48 civilian employees assigned to these various divisions with a current Operating Budget of $5,700,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

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