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Sheriff Rick Ramsay (R)

Key West


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

"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
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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; 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 Ramsey, 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, West Care, 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.

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