Palm Beach County Sheriff is Re-elected with Huge Mandate

It wasn’t even a close race as Sheriff Ric Bradshaw we re-elected to the Office of County Sheriff for Palm Beach County Florida with 79% of the votes.
Sept. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Palm Beach, Florida, September 5, 2012 – The race initially had a few ruffled feathers, with accusations of favoritism by Talley, but after the election results came in, it was clear that the voters loved the job, and public service, that the Sheriff and his Office was performing. According to the August 14th edition of the, “It's a third term for the county's top crime fighter. Incumbent Palm Beach County sheriff Ric Bradshaw finished far ahead of his two challengers in the race for sheriff, easily toppling longshot opponents Joe Talley and Cleamond Lee Walker.”

Sheriff Bradshaw said this about his victory, "We just got declared the winner and it's a verification that the people of Palm Beach County think the men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office have been doing a fantastic job over the past eight years,"

After the election Sheriff Bradshaw reiterated his commitment to fighting crime in Palm Beach County and said, “The war against street gangs will continue in his third term, and that's our main focus because that's what keeps people safe in our neighborhoods. The gang fight is not going to be over with, we're in the middle of it."


Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is a career law enforcement professional responsible for leading the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw has a successful track record of forty years in law enforcement. He rose through the ranks of the West Palm Beach Police Department and in 1996 was appointed Chief of Police. On January 4, 2005, Sheriff Bradshaw was sworn in as Sheriff of Palm Beach County. Sheriff Bradshaw is the thirteenth sheriff to serve as the county's chief law enforcement officer since the agency's origin in 1909. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has six departments - Legal Affairs, Field Operations, Community Operations, Corrections, Support Services, and Administrative Services. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is comprised of 4,000 employees and approximately 5,500 volunteers. Sheriff Bradshaw has extensive knowledge and training in all aspects of law enforcement with special emphasis on Domestic Security, Field Operations and community based policing.

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