District 11 – South Bay

Dear Friends:

Welcome to the District 11 – South Bay website.  My name is Sergeant Johnny Ortiz and it is my honor to lead the dedicated men and women who serve our District 11 community.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to delivering exceptional professional law enforcement service to all citizens throughout Palm Beach County; it is my personal goal to provide said services to the City of South Bay and the adjoining communities.

District 11 embraces the problem-solving policing philosophy and we actively seek ways to work with community partners to ensure a safe place to live and work.  This can only be accomplished with your help. I urge you to contact me, or any of our dedicated staff, so we can address community issues together.

On behalf of District 11 personnel, we look forward to working with our valued citizens, business leaders, city leaders and other organizations to maintain the high quality of life in the City of South Bay.


Sergeant Johnny Ortiz

District 11 – South Bay

District Map

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Contact Info:

Main: 561-992-1461

Administrative Office/Secretary:
Val Carter-Stinson
(561) 996-6512

Administrative Sgt. Ortiz

Main Office: (561) 992-1045
38840 SR 80
Belle Glade, FL 33440
Satellite Office: (561) 996-6530
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493

(561) 996-3001

Community Resources & Links

Active Shooter Training Video

In light of the tragic events, we want to remind everyone what they can do during an Active Shooter situation.

Latest News in District 11:

Incident in South Bay

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an…

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PBSO investigation

Early Morning Homicide in Pahokee

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division arrived on scene…

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ATV Statute

Each year, we respond to various ATV-related incidents, some…

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James Dorce was last seen on February 4th at 9:00 a.m. near Cameo Circle in West Palm Beach, FL

Missing Person – James Phillip Dorce

James Dorce was last seen on February 4th at…

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Join us and the Town of Wellington on February 26, 2023, at 10 am.

A Day for Autism

Join us and the Town of Wellington on February…

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