Pete Ebel

Lt. Pete Ebel retired in 2022 after a 33-year career as a law enforcement officer in two Florida agencies, with his service focused on training, tactical and investigative positions   Pete worked his last six years as executive officer and supervisor of major cases in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. He was previously the commander of the PBSO Homicide and Firearms Investigative Units, Tactical Unit, Gang Unit, and executive officer of the Violent Crimes Division. His career began at the Lake Worth Police Department in 1989. There, he served as a Road Patrol and Tactical Officer, FTO, Detective, Training Sergeant, Lieutenant, and SWAT team leader. In his last 5 years at LWPD, he was the Special Operations Division commander (Tactical, Narcotics and K9 units and SWAT Team). Pete has been a firearms and general topics instructor for 24 years, with the Palm Beach State College Criminal Justice Institute, where he teaches advanced and academy classes. He specializes in the areas of use of force, excited delirium, tactics and safety. He teaches leadership for FDLE. Pete is a certified Force Science Institute Analyst.