The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Frank Duponty Promoted

Key West Police Chief Donie Lee swore in a new sergeant Tuesday during the city commission meeting, one of two recent promotions within the Department.

Sgt. Frank Duponty was born and raised in Key West and joined the Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program while in school, participating for five years. Later, he went to work for the Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer.

Sgt. Duponty credits his upbringing for his successful career in law enforcement. His father, a detective with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, would talk about his days at work and young Frank was hooked.

Sgt. Duponty became a Key West Police Officer in 1995. Over the years, he has worked as an officer and, like his father, a detective. Over the past decade and a half, he has received numerous letters of commendation and thanks from the community for his dedication and professionalism. He has earned a Lifesaving Commendation and was named Officer of the Year in 2013.