The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Lieutenant Receives Gold Watch


City Manager Jim Scholl and a the Key West Police Department, during Thursday’s city commission meeting, recognized Lt. Dave Black for 20 years of service. He was presented with a gold watch.

Lt. Black started with the Key West Police Department in 1998 after serving several years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He began as a patrol officer and in 2002 he was promoted to Sergeant. In 2006, he was promoted to lieutenant.

Over the past two decades, Lt. Black has served the community in many capacities. He has worked in the street crimes unit, the marine unit, the special response team, and criminal investigations. He and his canine partner Trapper served in the K9 Unit, and Lt. Black has long been a member of the field force unit.

Currently, Lt. Black serves as the Special Ops Lieutenant overseeing the department’s traffic, marine, mounted, and K9 units as well as Port Operations.

“Lt. Black continues to serve with integrity and dedication,” said Scholl. “His service has been recognized over the years by numerous commendations by the department and from the community. His leadership creates a cohesive and professional team in the Key West Police Department. Congratulations on your 20 years of service.”

Capt. JR Torres, who joined Scholl in the presentation, added, “He is my right arm; I don’t know what I’d do without him.”