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Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw (D)

Staff contact for: Task Force
Palm Beach | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: West Palm Beach
  • Population: 1,492,191


Lake Worth High School; BS degree, human resources management, with honors, Palm Beach Atlantic University; MS degree, administration, with honors, specialization in emergency management, Lynn University; Administrative Officers Course, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville.


U.S Marine Corps


Total of 49 years in law enforcement; West Palm Beach Police Department: road patrol officer; detective sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major; assistant chief of police, chief of police,1996; elected Sheriff of Palm Beach County, 2004; reelected 2008, 2012 and 2016, and 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Chairman, Florida Sheriff’s Emergency Task Force, Region 7; member, chairman, Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Region 7; FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force Executive Board; Palm Beach County Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Planning Council, Police Executive Research Forum, Florida Sheriffs Association; Who’s Who in Academic Excellence in America.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“The people of Palm Beach County, and the Sheriff’s Office make a great team, which is why Palm Beach County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. ”
~ Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw