District 5 – Western Palm Beach County

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Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 5 website. My name is Captain Ed Luty and it is my pleasure to serve as the Commanding Officer for the Glades. My staff and I are honored that the tri-cities have chosen to partner with the Sheriff’s Office so that through teamwork, we can strive to make the community a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit. Throughout the course of my 33-year career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, several of my assignments have been in the Glades community. These assignments have included contract deputy at the Okeelanta Sugar Mill, the Operational Watch Commander for the Western Region, a prior tour as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer for District 13 (Belle Glade) and Commanding Officer for District 12 (Pahokee).

Our administrative offices are located at 38840 S.R. 80, Belle Glade. The Sheriff’s Office promotes a community policing philosophy with an emphasis on reviewing crime statistics in an effort to identify predictive trends in order to offer a proactive response to our law enforcement activities on a daily basis.

As the Commanding Officer, I thank you for the opportunity to continue serving your community.

Thank you,

Captain Ed Luty

District Map

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Contact Info:

38840 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430-5617

Main Phone:
(Front Lobby, General Information)
(561) 992-1461

Administrative Office:
(561) 996-1678

Administrative Secretary:
Karen Sandoval-Figueroa:
(561) 996-1678

(561) 687-6795

(561) 996-1670

Central records:
(561) 681-7322

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 5:

PBSO Joins Law Enforcement Agencies in OPERATION SOUTHERN SLOW DOWN

Operation Southern Slowdown – July 15, 2024 through July 20, 2024

PBSO is joining state and local law enforcement agencies in... read more
Behind the Star segment for Channel 20

Behind the Star – July 2024

This month's edition of our monthly series, "Behind the Star"... read more
PBSO News Release

Attempted Robbery that Resulted in a Shooting – Royal Palm Beach

Further investigation into the Robbery/Shooting that occurred on Friday, July... read more
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Ten Suspects Arrested During Operation Hot Wheels – June 29, 2024

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office conducted Operation Hot Wheels,... read more
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Mentoring Program will bring 80 kids to enjoy a day full of activities at Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

80 Kids going to Big Dog Ranch

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Mentoring Program will bring... read more