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Sheriff Rick Ramsay (R)

County Details

  • County Seat: Key West
  • Population: 82,874


High school; 60 college credits; FBI National Academy, 212th Session; Command Officers Development Course, Southern Police Institute; LE Academy, Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice, 1987; National Sheriffs’ Institute, 107th Session.


Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, 35 years; detective sergeant; SFL HIDTA; Special Operations and Narcotics, SPI CODC; elected Sheriff of Monroe County, 2012; re-elected unopposed, 2016 and 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

State of Florida Law Enforcement Office of the Year, American Legion, 2010-2011; Sheriff’s Office, Medal of Valor; three-time recipient, Sheriff’s Medal; Distinguished Service Medal, Community Foundation Unsung Hero Award, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2020; Samuel’s House Men of Valor 2012 Award; Fire Fighter of the Year Award, Marathon Volunteer Fire/Rescue; The Imogene Synon Award 2014; Monroe County Employer of the Year 2014; Distinguished Citizen Medal 2016; Under Sheriff Rick Ramsay the MCSO was awarded NSA “Triple Crown Status” in 2014, only 38 sheriff’s offices nationwide have attained this status; board member, United Way of Monroe County, Guidance Care Center; WestCare, College Training Advisory Committee, Monroe Association of Remarkable Citizens; Monroe County D.U.I. Coalition; Military Affairs Committee; Leadership Monroe County; Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission; Area Maritime Security Committee; South Florida HIDTA Executive Board Member.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“Honesty, Professionalism and Commitment to Community – those are the words that guide us every day here at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.”
~ Sheriff Rick Ramsay