Major Robert Wilson began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Security Policeman in the United States Air Force. He spent 3.5 years assigned to a Strategic Air Command base and deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.
In 2001, Major Wilson joined the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department as a Reserve Officer where he served until 2003 when he accepted a full-time position. From 2003 to 2014, Major Wilson was assigned to various assignments as a road patrol officer, field training officer, and TAC agent. From 2014 to 2018, Major Wilson served as a road patrol Sergeant and Captain and supervised patrol operations, the canine unit, and the Field Training program. From 2009 to present Major Wilson has been an Adjunct Instructor at the Palm Beach State Criminal Justice Institute and has served as a liaison between the college and the agency.
Major Wilson has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Florida Executive Development Seminar and Florida Atlantic University’s Public Safety Leadership Course. He has also attended the Senior Management Institute for Policing (SMIP) in Boston, Massachusetts and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from Barry University.
Currently, Major Wilson is assigned to oversee the Administrative Operations Bureau. Major Wilson supervises the day to day operations for the Administrative staff, Accreditation, Professional Standards, and the hiring and promotional processes.