Police Department

Chief Sean T. Brandenburg

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Southernmost Police Department in the continental United States.  The Key West Police Department is a state-accredited organization of dedicated, professional men and women.  Our island has a unique and diverse community, reflected throughout the Department's ranks.  We protect and serve 25,000 full-time residents, with over two million visitors annually.  Whether visiting the island or lucky enough to call Key West your home, please be safe and enjoy your time in Paradise.

Our Vision

The Key West Police Department envisions itself as a professional department guided by our values to make Key West a safe place to live, work and visit.

Our Mission

The mission of the Key West Police Department, in partnership with the community, is to provide effective and efficient police services.

Core Values:

  • Respect

    A comfortable and healthy work environment must first start with mutual respect among members of our Department.  Likewise, a community that respects its police department and its members must first begin with members of our Department consistently demonstrating understanding and sensitivity to all those in our community with whom they come in contact.

  • Integrity

    Ethics and honesty are perhaps the most valuable traits a law enforcement officer can possess, an essential element in gaining the trust and confidence of the public.

  • Fairness

    Every law enforcement officer must be able to make objective and impartial decisions based on the law and the facts at hand. Just as important is an officer's ability to exercise discretion, always using fairness as a guide.

  • Service

    We must always strive to provide a positive and professional response to the needs of our residents and visitors.

A Commitment Against Biased Policing (PDF)