District 3  – North County

I am Captain William Bruckner, district commander of one of the largest coastal law enforcement areas of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and truly one of the most culturally and socio-economically diverse patrol areas in the county.

District 3 is comprised of an area extending roughly from Belvedere Rd. north to the Martin County line and in some locations extending west from the Atlantic Ocean to just east of the City of Royal Palm Beach and the Acreage/Corbett Wild Life area (102 square miles). The district is one of the most diverse geographical regions in the entire county, as evidenced by the urban, rural, light industry business and equestrian mix of community’s district wide. Currently, over 118 law enforcement personnel provide professional law enforcement services to over 130,000 residents. Our district also provides additional law enforcement assistance to surrounding area municipalities and our community school district police department.

The many changes in Palm Beach County over the past few years have impacted not only law enforcement, but also our community as a whole. Recent natural disasters, population growth and terrorism concerns continue to affect us. These factors have caused substantial change in the Sheriff’s Office in manpower, training and technology. Deputies are better trained and equipped than ever before. The strict guidelines utilized in PBSO hiring practices virtually ensure a highly qualified, well-educated deputy. The law enforcement professionals assigned to District 3 understand the importance of protecting the public in a responsive, caring and community-based manner. This attitude extends from the deputy on the street; to our detectives investigating criminal cases; to our office personnel.

It is my honor and privilege to be your district commanding officer for the north county area. My Executive Officer, Lieutenant John Hill, and I place great emphasis on providing you with competent and professional law enforcement services. Please feel free to contact us at (561) 688-4900 for any questions, concerns or compliments you have regarding our services or staff.

Respectfully and Very Truly Yours,

Captain William F. Bruckner
Commanding Officer, District 3