General Facts 

Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Facts

  • 4,464 total PBSO staff
  • 1,556 Sworn Law Enforcement
  • 700 Sworn Corrections
  • 1,905 Civilian Support Staff
  • 1,800 Volunteers
  • $877,025,755 FY 2024 adopted budget

Palm Beach County Facts

With calls for service exceeding 1.2 million from the County’s 1.5 million residents and demands ever-increasing in scope and complexity, our dedicated volunteers remain an integral component of our service model. Whether acting as an extra set of eyes and ears throughout neighborhoods within our Citizen Observer Patrol or working shoulder to shoulder with our full-time deputies in the field as an auxiliary or reserve deputy, our roughly 1,800 volunteers help to bolster our responsiveness by freeing up deputies for their frontline responsibilities.


Committed to upholding the highest professional standards, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office maintains Excelsior level accreditation status with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). It’s an achievement which attests to the Agency meeting the commission’s 250 standards and demonstrates a level of commitment to the Florida Accreditation process unparalleled in the criminal justice profession.

The budget is comprised of three categories: legislatively directed Sheriff’s Office Services $556,201,831 (63%); County Responsible Services $236,136,381 (27%); and Contract Funded Services $84,687,543 (10%).


Accredited by the following organizations

Operation Pill Drop

Many thanks to all of you for your commitment to removing unwanted pharmaceuticals from medicine cabinets throughout Palm Beach County. Through the efforts of many, over 3,000 pounds of unwanted pharmaceuticals were collected in 2012 at PBSO’s nine district locations and two SWA sites and properly disposed of.

This program is an important component of the Agency’s efforts to reduce diversion to children and protect our water supply. District Deputies were responsible for preparing and submitting for destruction over 150 separate collections from the boxes located at District facilities throughout the County.