Law Enforcement Agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida
If you were arrested for DUI or any other traffic related violation in Palm Beach County, then you might be interested in learning more about the agency involved in making the allegations against you. In addition to the sheriff’s office and local police departments, the Florida Highway Patrol officers make DUI arrests and issue traffic citations on the highways throughout the county.
If you were arrested for any felony or misdemeanor offense, criminal traffic offense or citation for a civil traffic infraction then contact the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A., “The Traffic Stop.” We represent clients throughout Palm Beach County from our offices in West Palm Beach, Florida.
We serve clients in all of the courthouses throughout the county including the Main Courthouse in West Palm Beach, the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, the North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens or the West County Courthouse in Belle Glade, Florida.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) is the largest law enforcement agency in the county. The Sheriff is Ric Bradshaw. PBSO has more than 4,000 employees and 4,300 volunteers that serve more than 800,000 residents in the county’s unincorporated areas as well as its cities and towns. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office operates the jail and provides security at the main courthouse in West Palm Beach. The sheriff’s office also oversees security at the Palm Beach International Airport.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office also contracts with several cities to provide law enforcement services. Those cities include: Wellington, South Bay, Royal Palm Beach, Pahokee, Mangonia Park, Lake Worth, Lake Park, and Belle Glade.
Police Departments Located in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County has four city police departments and four town police departments.
- City of Atlantis Police Department – The Atlantis Police Department was formed in 1959. This relatively small agency has a Chief of Police, 12 full time sworn police officers, 5 part time police officers, a support services manager, a fleet manager, four full-time dispatchers and one part time dispatcher. The Atlantis Police Department is actively involved with other countywide enforcement initiatives include:
- the Palm Beach County’s Child Protection Team;
- the Violent Crimes Task Force;
- the Multi-Agency Auto Theft Task Force;
- the Multi-Agency Robbery Task Force; and
- the Palm Beach County Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
- City of Boca Raton Police Department – Boca Raton’s law enforcement agency has two patrol districts, East and West. Each district has six sergeants and more than 40 patrol officers.
- City of Delray Beach Police Department – The police department for Delray Beach’s Community Patrol Division enforces criminal statutes and municipal violations on the streets of Palm Beach County’s fourth largest city.
- City of Palm Beach Gardens Police Department – The Traffic Division of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is a specialized unit focused on deterring impaired and aggressive driving, issuing citations for traffic violations and enforcing the traffic laws in the city. It has two Sergeants, a DUI Enforcement Officer, four Crash Investigators, and six Motorcycle Officers.
- City of Riviera Beach Police Department – The Riviera Beach Police Department has 113 sworn officers and 70 civilian employees. It assigns officers to road patrols, investigations, special operations, crime prevention, victim witness services, communications, community involvement and other community-based programs. The specialized traffic unit of the Riviera Beach Police Department employees traffic enforcement officers that assist with traffic related matters and supports the Patrol Division.
- City of Tequesta Police Department – The largest component of the Tequesta Police Department is the Operations Division, which is further divided into the Uniform Patrol and the Criminal Investigations Section. The Uniform Patrol Section supervises different types of specialized units including the Bicycle Patrol Unit, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, and the Marine Unit.
- Town of Jupiter Police Department – The Jupiter Police Department employs 109 sworn officers and 25 civilian support staff personnel. Specialized units within the police department for the Town of Jupiter, Florida, include the Beach Patrol, Canine Unit, Criminal Investigations, the Marine Unit, and the Traffic / Motorcycle Unit. The Traffic Unit targets high frequency crash locations and focuses on intensified D.U.I. Enforcement throughout the town of Jupiter, Florida.
- Town of Juno Beach Police Department – The Juno Beach Police Department maintains high visibility while on duty through the use of patrol cars, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles and walking patrols.
- Town of North Palm Beach Police Department – The North Palm Beach Police Department uses a specialized Traffic Unit for writing traffic citations, accident investigations, the arrests of impaired drivers and general traffic enforcement. The traffic unit uses motorcycles, marked and unmarked patrol units, a speed measuring display unit, and various educational programs.
- Town of Palm Beach Shores Police Department – The Police Department for the Town of Palm Beach Shores has a closed door policy with a window for greeting visitors. It is responsible for law enforcement throughout the Town of Palm Beach Shores.
Finding an Attorney in Palm Beach County, Florida
If you were arrested for any criminal offense or cited for any traffic violation then contact the experienced criminal defense and traffic ticket attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. We provide a free consultation to discuss your case. Call (561) 557-8686 today.