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PBSO deputy facing DUI charge was once fired from Boynton Beach Police Department

Posted at 11:13 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 17:08:09-04

Contact 5 has uncovered new details in the case of a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy facing DUI charges. 

Contact 5 obtained Alvin Herman's personnel file and found not only did the Boynton Beach Police Department fire Herman, but PBSO didn't want to hire him the first time around. 

An 18-year veteran of PBSO, Alvin Herman was arrested Monday, March 5th, after fellow deputies found him passed out in his car in the middle of Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. 

Herman's file shows that in 1998, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office denied his application. The company which performed his polygraph test at the time said: "he displayed extreme deception." PBSO later hired Herman in 2000. 

Herman spent less than a year as a Boynton Beach police officer from 1995-1996. Boynton Beach fired him after numerous disciplinary reports, saying he has "not achieved a level of competence that is required to safely and legally perform the duties of a Boynton Beach Police Officer."

During his time with PBSO, Herman was written up in 2013 for running an illegal search on his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. 

Herman also received counseling after a former PBSO deputy said he saw Herman drinking at Duffy's in 2011, then drive away in his unmarked PBSO vehicle. That witness said Herman had been using his PBSO computer at the bar. 

PBSO ultimately said, "there was no evidence to support that Deputy Herman operated his PBSO vehicle while under the influence of alcohol."

There are also many letters of commendation in his file as well. In one instance, he was praised for his work that led "to the successful capture of numerous wanted and dangerous fugitives throughout Palm Beach County."

Herman is currently on paid administrative leave.