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I would like to take a few minutes of your time to introduce myself and share with you what I will bring to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office once I’m elected into office.


I am a Military Veteran who served with honor, and a father of two wonderful sons, Lauro Jr., and Manuel. I am a husband to a wonderful wife, Ines and a grandfather to my beautiful granddaughter.


I have 34 years of law enforcement experience. 27 of those years were spent at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the positions I held throughout my career:


  • Captain of the Organized Crime Division

  • Captain of Training

  • Captain of the Law Enforcement Division

  • Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division

  • Captain of Operations and 911 Coordinator


I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.


My number one core value is Transparency.


I truly believe the Sheriff’s Office is the people’s office. The duty of the Sheriff is to serve all, not just some, and citizens must always come first before politics. I believe that if we treat each other with equality, respect, professionalism, integrity, compassion, and courage, we can achieve a stronger and safer county.


Career & Education


I began my law enforcement career in 1979 with the U.S. Army Military Police. After completion of the three-year commitment with the Armed Forces, I joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office where I rose through the ranks.

My law enforcement experience includes the following areas:

  • Uniform Road Patrol Deputy and Sergeant 

  • Tactical Unit Detective and Lieutenant

  •  Narcotic's Agent 

  • Sergeant 

  • Lieutenant and Captain 

  • Criminal Investigation's Captain 

  • SWAT Commander 

  • Training Captain

  • Command Duty Officer 

  • 911 Coordinator

  • Law Enforcement Operations Captain

Special Training


  • Over 1,000 hours of specialized law enforcement training

  • Active Shooter Law Enforcement Response & Instructor Course

  • Incident Command System Training - All Levels

  • Blue Lightning Strike Force/Marine Training

  • National Dignitary Protection School, Washington, DC

  • Traffic Homicide Investigation, Lackland Air Force Base

  • Interviews & Interrogation

  • Hostage Negotiations

  • Special Response Teams U.S. Army, Ft. Carson, Co

  • Drug Enforcement Agency - Drug Investigations, Miami, FL



  • 34 years in law enforcement

  • Firsthand knowledge of our county and existing crime trends

  • Excellent negotiation and public relation skills

  • Highly skilled in collaborating with others

  • Genuine interest in the field of education

  • Enthusiastic, professional, and reliable

  • Master's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management – terrorist threat experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science of Criminal Justice

  • A Military Veteran honorably discharged



  • Legion of Merit: Exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service.

  • Meritorious Service: Extraordinary conduct directly for performance of criminal justice duties involving a degree of personal risk to life and limb.

  • Good Conduct: Issued for 25 years of service without reprimand, discipline or instance of negative report.

  • Combat Cross: Three awards (1992, 1993, 2007) for an outstanding act of individual valor involving great personal risk to life or limb when exposed to an armed adversary.

  • Distinguished Service: West Palm Beach Police Department for selfless provision for police services 2003 on behalf of the police department as we honored Officer Morash #1334.

  • Unit Commendation: Greenacres case (Christy Luna) – pedophile investigation for contributions and exceptional achievement pursuant to the course and scope of employment.

  • Personal Commendation: for exceptionally commendable performance during the execution of criminal justice duties.

  • Deputy of the Year 1985: Personal commendation.


Community Involvement


  • Take Stock in Children

  • Junior Achievement

  • Mentor for Youth at Risk

  • Adjunct Instructor for South Florida State College


11231 US Highway 1 – #305 North Palm Beach, Florida  33408

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