Key West Police Department

  • Agency: Key West Police Department
  • Address: 1604 Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, 33040 FL
  • Chief: Donald J Lee Jr (Chief of Police)

Key West Police Department is located at 1604 Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, 33040 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald J Lee Jr. The Key West Police Department phone number is (305) 809-1111.

Key West Police Department News

Crash on North Roosevelt Blvd in front of McDonald's has closed the two outbound lands of traffic. Awaiting tow truck. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

A Louisiana man died yesterday when his rental scooter crashed into a car at the intersection of White Street and United. At around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Louis Lee Bayhi III, 41, was traveling southbound on White Street, passing cars on the right. At the intersection, Key West resident Thomas Greenman was traveling northbound and made a left turn onto United Street. Bayhi’s scooter hit the side of the turning car. Bayhi was declared dead at the scene. Bayhi resided in Covington, LA. The intersection was closed for approximately 3 hours for the investigation, which is ongoing.

Throwback Thursday: Officer Steve Torrence and (now) Chief Donie Lee.

Francheska, Justin and Christian say "Thank you, Officer Anglin, for keeping us safe for trick-or-treat!"

During trick-or-treating last night, Officer Tony Ane said: "This is Carlos Barba's son Caleb. Carlos is a firefighter for the City, but his son, Caleb, is picking the right team!"

The City's first responders were humbled last night by the recognition they received from the students at KWHS. They dedicated their Homecoming floats to all of the first responders in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Lt. Areaka Jewel and Officers Danyle Gray and Neil Mogerley hang 10 on the beat Thursday evening during the Fantasy Fest Brick House Funk Party on the grounds of the Custom House Museum, where revelers busted a mighty-mighty move to hot DJ mixes while helping the Key West Art & Historical Society raise funds for the SOS Foundation to support ongoing hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Photo courtesy of Carol Tedesco.

A good Samaritan contacted our Facebook page to note that they'd found and turned in some credit cards and cash that were likely dropped during the parade. Please contact KWPD evidence during regular business hours if you've lost these items.

On October 20th, the Key West Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit arrested suspected drug dealer James Moise on four felony counts. Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Moise while he was driving his vehicle on First Street in Key West. Moise was driving, along with his girlfriend and a young child, who was seated in the back seat of the vehicle. When detectives arrested Moise, he had a loaded gun in the front waistband of his shorts, however he did possess a Florida concealed weapon permit. Detectives obtained warrants for Moise after conducting two undercover operations in which they purchased a total of 69 Alprazolam pills from him. Moise is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center facing two charges of sale of a controlled substance and two charges of use of a two-way communications device to commit a felony.

Why stress about parking and traffic to see this year’s Fantasy Fest parade when you can ride the shuttle? Let Key West Transit’s Safe Ride do the driving! The shuttle begins at 5 p.m. Saturday and runs continuously until 2 a.m. Fare is just $2 per trip on the local route and $4 per trip for the Lower Keys Shuttle. The shuttles cover Key West and Stock Island, as well as the Lower Keys Shuttle between Marathon and Key West. The downtown drop off point is Fausto’s on Fleming Street, right in the heart of the action. Be sure to plan ahead, as the last city bus shuttle pickup is at 1:45 a.m. and the final Lower Keys shuttle departs Key West at 12:30 a.m. Buses will not provide service west of Simonton Street on Friday and Saturday. In addition, there will be no Lower Keys Shuttle service on College Road after 5 p.m. on Saturday. Riders will need to use the stop on US1 at Hurricane Hole. Please be aware that the Fantasy Fest official Code of Conduct will be enforced on all buses! Additional details, including parking information, are available on the city’s web site at http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov and www.Kwtransit.com.

Please note: there is only one parade route for today's Masquerade March:

We are honored to display this handcrafted Thin Blue Line Flag in our roll call room. It was sent as a gift from Officer Gina Gallina of the Delray Beach Police Department, crafted by Sgt. Brian Cambell. The accompanying card read, in part, "as a token of my whole hearted appreciation for all that each member of the Key West Police Department did, especially the first officers on scene and the traffic homicide investigators, for doing all they can to help my friends and sisters in blue: Christine Braswell and Bernenda Marc." Officer Brawell was killed and Officer Marc critically injured in a traffic crash in April.

Thank you to the crew from Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority who, overnight, repaired a broken water main that caused a sinkhole on Simonton Street and closed the street for 8 hours. In case anyone thinks repairing a water main at night is easy -- take a look. This man spent four hours in the water getting it done! Photos courtesy of Sgt. Pablo Rodriguez.

Key West’s biggest party of the year is right around the corner. While you’re busy putting the finishing touches on your costume, it’s good to remember a few crucial pointers. o Public nudity: is absolutely prohibited in Key West. Male and female genitalia must not be exposed. Female breasts cannot be exposed. Breasts painted with body paint will only be considered as covered when in the Fantasy Zone. Body paint cannot be applied in public; it must be applied in an enclosed area, out of the public view. Sex acts in public are absolutely prohibited. o Fantasy Zone: Lower Duval Street to United Street and the streets that cross it. Those cross streets are only considered part of the Fantasy Zone between Whitehead and Simonton streets. The Fantasy Zone is not in effect until Monday, October 23rd. That means body paint will not be tolerated at the family-oriented Goombay Festival this weekend. o Artificial or toy weapons: You’re better off not using them at all. But if your costume simply must have one, make sure it’s clearly a fake. Law enforcement officers will be watching for anything resembling a weapon, from water guns to artificial swords or knives. Replica weaponry may be confiscated. In addition, laser pointers are not allowed during the event, and they too may be confiscated. o Backpacks and coolers: are strongly discouraged in the Fantasy Zone. If you do bring them, you may be asked to have it searched by an officer. o Masquerade March: On Friday, Oct. 27th, the Masquerade March leaves the Key West Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. This year, there is just one route, which meanders through Old Town and ends up on South Beach. The streets are not closed along these routes so motorists can expect delays and are advised to take alternate routes. Revelers are reminded that nudity is absolutely prohibited during this event. o Street Closures: To accommodate the many street activities during the festival, several areas are closed during the week, starting with the Bahama Village Goombay Festival which begins Friday, October 20th. Street fairs and evening events are scheduled throughout the week, culminating in the parade. Fantasy Fest has a tradition of being a fun and peaceful party, and the Key West Police Department is looking forward to continuing that tradition. We will have extra officers on duty. In addition, other members of the law enforcement community, including the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the FBI, the Florida Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Orange County Mounted Unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Navy will be on hand to help ensure a safe event.

Simonton has been reopened. The sinkhole was the result of a water main break. FKAA made repairs. A sinkhole has closed the 100 block of Simonton St. Please use alternate route.