Captain Lauro E. Diaz began his law enforcement career in 1979 with the U.S. Army Military Police. After completion of the three-year commitment with the Armed Forces, he joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office where he rose through the ranks.
His progressive law enforcement experience ranges from
- Uniform Road Patrol Deputy and Sergeant
- Tactical Unit Detective and Lieutenant
- Narcotic’s Agent
- Lieutenant and Captain
- Criminal Investigation’s Captain
- SWAT Commander
- Training Captain
- Command Duty Officer
- 911 Coordinator
- Law Enforcement Operations Captain
- 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 the 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 that will assist in today’s global terrorist threats
- 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.
- LEGION OF MERIT: Issued for 25 years of service without reprimand, discipline or instance of negative report.
- GOOD CONDUCT: (3 times: 2007, 1993 and 1992): For an outstanding act of individual valor involving great personal risk to life or limb when exposed to an armed adversary.
- DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: WPB Police Department Selfless Provision for police services on 10/22/2003 on behalf of the police department as we honored Officer Thomas J. Morash #1334.
- UNIT COMMENDATION: Greenacres Pedophile Investigation, for contributions to exceptional achievement pursuant to the course and scope of employment.
- PERSONAL COMMENDATION: For exceptionally commendable performance in the execution of criminal justice duties.
- DEPUTY OF THE YEAR (1985): Personal commendation.
– Take Stock in Children
– Junior Achievement
– Mentor for Youth at Risk
– Adjunct Instructor for South Florida State College (Adult, GED & ESOL Programs)