The West Palm Beach Campus observed Law Day and hosted a panel discussion on Officer Involved Shootings. The members of the panel were:
Paul Zacks, Esq., Legal Studies / Criminal Justice Faculty and Prosecutor in Florida for 37 years
Dr. Anthony Berrios, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Former Law Enforcement Officer
Major Robert Van Reeth, Retired Assistant Chief of Police for the West Palm Beach Police Department
Bill Fraser, Chief Investigator for the State Attorney’s Office
Major Van Reeth is currently assigned to the newly formed Management Services Bureau. Management Services encompasses five divisions within the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office: Human Resources, Labor Relations, Training, Staff Inspections and Internal Affairs. At present, there are 116 sworn and civilian allocations assigned to these various divisions.
Major Van Reeth retired from the West Palm Beach Police Department as an Assistant Chief of Police in August of 2005, serving in various positions over a 31 year career. His career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office started shortly thereafter in 2005, with his appointment to the Internal Affairs Division as the Division Commander. Major Van Reeth has a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University and is a graduate from the 86th Administrators Officer’s Course at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been the LEO Major for the Management Services Bureau for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office since 2010.
Bill Fraser has been the Chief Investigator for the State Attorney’s Office for more than 11 years. For thirty years, he was a detective with the West Palm Beach Police Department responsible for the investigation of violent felonies.