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
On Friday, May 18th the community will have the opportunity to pay tribute to those brave men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. The annual Law Enforcement Day Memorial Service begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bayview Park in Key West. Hosted by the Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the ceremony includes a traditional laying of the wreath and a 21-gun salute. Nationally, 135 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017. In Florida, ten officers were killed. Monroe County did not lose an officer in 2017. The names of Keys officers who have died in the line of duty will be read as a special remembrance during the ceremony: • MCSO Deputy Frank Adams, shot in 1901 while attempting to arrest a disorderly man. • KWPD Officer Clarence Till, killed in 1904 with his own gun while handling a disturbance call. • MCSO Deputy Guy Bradley, a Game Warden shot in 1905 by a poacher. • KWPD Officer Norman Drew, killed in 1975 in a motorcycle accident. • MCSO Deputy David Cormier, killed in 1989 in an automobile accident. • MCSO Deputy Michael Alexander, killed in 1998 in an automobile accident. • KWPD Detective John Piskator, died in 2006 as a result of a heart attack. • MCSO Deputy Robin Tanner, killed in 2007 in an automobile accident. • MCSO Deputy Nick Pham, killed in 2008 in an automobile accident. • MCSO Deputy Melissa Powers, killed in 2010 in an automobile accident. Everyone in the community is encouraged to come out and join local law enforcement officers and city officials in honoring those men and women who sacrificed their lives for us. In the attached photo: Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Key West Police Capt. Sean Brandenburg during last year’s Law Enforcement Memorial.
Five year old Cooper Crimmons, of Springfield MO, is a big fan of law enforcement. We're happy to add the KWPD to his patch collection!
The sky was gray but, other than a light drizzle, the rain held off long enough for runners and walkers to complete the 2018 Police Athletic League’s Cops N Kids 5K. This fundraiser is vital to continue PAL’s mission of providing teamwork and strong self-esteem for the kids of our community. Members of the Key West Police Department donate their time and effort to help with an array of programs that include boxing and basketball. PAL supports computer classes after school and provides entertaining and educational camps during the summer and on holidays. PAL wants to thank the generous sponsors who made this year’s event a success: 5 Brothers, Coconut Ink, Conch Republic Seafood Company, Dante’s, Orioles, Florida Key Electric, Inc., Key West Adventures, Keys Auto Center, Kim’s Kuban, Key West Chiropractic, Lower Keys Medical Center, Sloppy Joe’s, Margaritaville, Winn Dixie, Dr. Spelios, and VFW Post #3911. In the attached photo: Kallisto Sims, 10, shows off the medal she took for winning in her age group.
Melissa Barton sent us this message: "Bizzy Bam Bam gets super excited to see police officers. Officer Hartle was really nice to take a pic with him."
Key West Police Chief Donie Lee on Tuesday swore in the Department’s newest member, Officer Victor Arguello. Born and raised in Key West. Officer Arguello comes to the Department from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a detention deputy sergeant.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Watch for motorcycles and ride smart!
Our condolences to Highlands County Sheriff's Office and family for Deputy William Gentry, who died in the line of duty.
Road now open Traffic on 1st street being rerouted due to an apartment fire in the George Allen housing area
You just never know what a shift in Key West will bring. Officer Carter Sims needed a little help with the celebrating bride, KWPD telecommunicator Chelsea Sellers. Luckily there was a scout trooper on detail.
Lt. Joe Tripp encounters all types in Key West, but this red raptor is all new. Photo courtesy of Carol Tedesco.
We want to thank the students and the Basilica for today's beautiful mass. Here is the invitation we received: Dear KWPD, We are inviting all active and retired police officers, firemen, and first responders to a special children’s Mass on Friday, May 4 at 9:15 am – 10:00 am at The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea. All children, PreK 3 – Grade 8, and faculty of The Basilica School will honor our officers and firemen for their selfless duty and acts of courage while helping and protecting us. This special Mass of tribute, with prayers and blessings, concludes the children’s participation in a school-wide initiative “The Basilica School Backs Our Blue!” The third graders will be ministers at this Mass. Please extend an invitation to all – family, friends, and neighbors. Blessings, Maureen Wales Alexandra Alvarez Teachers, Grade 3
The Key West Police Athletic League and the Key West Police Department is urging the community to join in for this year’s Cops N Kids 5K walk/run on May 12th starting at 8 a.m. at Horace O Bryant School. We want a record number of runners this year! Participants can sign up on line at www.themeruns.com or sign up the morning of the event. PAL’s programs are designed to get children involved in sports and in educational programs. It provides a safe place where kids can go after school and on weekends. It encourages teamwork and strong self-esteem. Members of the Key West Police Department donate their time and effort to help with an array of programs that include boxing and basketball. PAL supports computer classes after school and provides entertaining and educational camps during the summer and on holidays. First incorporated in 1910, PAL is a juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on education, athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between cops and kids.