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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.