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Donald J. Lee, Jr,
Chief of Police

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1604 Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040
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  • Housekeep Charged with Theft/ Fraud
    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Key West Police Detectives arrested a Key West woman Wednesday for multiple theft and fraud charges. Elizabeth Charlene Bailey, 62, had been working as a trusted housekeeper for former City Commissioner Tom Oosterhoudt and his mother.
  • KWPD Help Celebrate Literacy
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    Key West Police officers helped the Monroe County School District celebrate Literacy week this morning by reading to a number of pre-k classes this morning. At 9:00 this morning, the volunteers all read “Time to Sleep” to classes at ...
  • Putting Cuffs on Cancer
    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    So far the Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office have more than 30 cars sporting the "We Support a Cure" for cancer logos! Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Chief Donie Lee took a moment out after Wednesday’s Law Enforce...

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We broadcast City CommissionPlanning BoardCode ComplianceH.A.R.C.B.V.R.A.C. and other special meetings which are held in the commission chambers at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street. In addition to meetings, we broadcast informational programs. See the City TV Meeting Replay Schedule for details.

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Meetings will replay according to the City TV Meeting Replay Schedule until it is replaced by the next meeting in the group or another special event to be aired. You can also see archived videos here.

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Beginning in June 2006, City Commission meetings have been recorded to DVD and stored in the City Clerk's office. Copies of archived DVD's are available for a fee.

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Chief Lee
Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Southernmost Police Department in the continental United States. The Key West Police Department is a state accredited organization made up of dedicated and professional men and women. Our island is home to a unique and diverse community, which is reflected throughout the ranks of the department. We protect and serve a population of 25,000 full-time residents, with over two million visitors each year. Whether you are visiting the island or you are lucky enough to call Key West your home, please be safe and enjoy your time in Paradise.
Chief Donald J. Lee, Jr.


Our Vision
 The Key West Police Departments envisions itself as a professional department guided by our values to make Key West a safe place to live, work and visit.
Our Mission
The mission of the Key West Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to provide effective and efficient police services.
Core Values


A comfortable and healthy work environment must first start with mutual respect among members of our Department. Likewise, a community that respects its police department and its members must first start with members of our Department always demonstrating understanding and sensitivity to all of those in our community with whom they come in contact.


Ethics and honesty are perhaps the most valuable traits a law enforcement officer can possess, an essential element in gaining the trust and confidence of the public.



It is important that every law enforcement officer be able to make objective and impartial decisions based on the law and the facts at hand. Just as important, is his ability to exercise discretion, always using fairness as his guide.



We must always strive to provide a positive and professional response to the needs our residents and visitors.