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Palm Beach

Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw (NPA)
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.

Address: P.O. Box 24681, West Palm Beach, 33416-4681
Phone: (561) 688-3021

County Seat: West Palm Beach
Population: 1,335,187
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