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 and 2012.
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.