District 11 – South Bay

Dear Friends:

Welcome to the District 11 – South Bay website.  My name is Sergeant Johnny Ortiz and it is my honor to lead the dedicated men and women who serve our District 11 community.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to delivering exceptional professional law enforcement service to all citizens throughout Palm Beach County; it is my personal goal to provide said services to the City of South Bay and the adjoining communities.

District 11 embraces the problem-solving policing philosophy and we actively seek ways to work with community partners to ensure a safe place to live and work.  This can only be accomplished with your help. I urge you to contact me, or any of our dedicated staff, so we can address community issues together.

On behalf of District 11 personnel, we look forward to working with our valued citizens, business leaders, city leaders and other organizations to maintain the high quality of life in the City of South Bay.


Sergeant Johnny Ortiz

District 11 – South Bay

District Map

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Contact Info:

Main: 561-992-1045

Administrative Office/Secretary:
Tiffany Gentilcore
(561) 996-6512

Main Office: (561) 992-1045
38840 SR 80
Belle Glade, FL 33440
Satellite Office: (561) 996-6530
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493

(561) 996-3001

Community Resources & Links

Active Shooter Training Video

In light of the tragic events, we want to remind everyone what they can do during an Active Shooter situation.

Latest News in District 11:

PBSO investigation

Six Suspects Arrested During Operation Hot Wheels – 4/13/24

PBSO conducted Operation Hot Wheels, on Saturday, April 13, 2024 read more
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DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, April 12, 2024

The hours of enforcement will be from 6:30 PM TO... read more
Behind the Star segment for Channel 20

Behind the Star – April

This month's edition of our monthly series, "Behind the Star"... read more
The victim was using the restroom at Lake Worth Beach located at 10 South Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth Beach

Suspect Wanted for Recording a Female in the Restroom at Lake Worth Beach

The victim was using the restroom at Lake Worth Beach... read more
PBSO investigation

Homicide During the Early Morning Hours in Pahokee

The injured male was transported to a local hospital where... read more