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Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw (Independent)

West Palm Beach


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 45 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.

"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
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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; member: Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force.

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