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image002  Islamorada Sheriffs District
86800 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Business office hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Non-Emergency business hours contact:
PHONE: 305-664-6480

Police services to Islamorada Village of Islands are provided by contract through Rick Ramsay Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving all citizens of Monroe County, Sheriff Ramsay emphasizes strong bonds between the community and his officers.  Captain Derek Paul along with the his dedicated staff strive to exceed those standards with the philosophy of providing the citizens of Islamorada with highest quality professional law enforcement that is very responsive to the community’s needs.

The Islamorada Sheriffs Station is located at the Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters.

Captain Derek Paul
District Commander

Captain Derek Paul has worked for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years. He is a native to the Florida Keys and a graduate of Marathon High School. Captain Paul has held positions as a Detention Deputy, Detention Sergeant, Road Patrol Deputy, Marine Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. Captain Paul is no stranger to the Village of Islamorada as he was the Station Lieutenant for the Village in 2013. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development School and holds a number of specialized training certifications. Captain Paul’s Wife Christine, is currently the Principal of Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon and they have two teenage boys.

Lt. Christian "Chuck" Kellenberger
Station Commander

Lieutenant Chuck Kellenberger has over 29 years of Law Enforcement. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1990. He spent five years in the communications division before becoming a certified deputy. He held numerous positions in the agency including Reserve Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Narcotics Detective and Special Projects Officer. Lieutenant Kellenberger is highly motivated and proactive. He has been awarded the Officer of the Quarter, Officer of the Year, Distinguishing Service and Sheriff’s Medal, in addition to numerous letters of commendation and appreciation for his work product. He Left the agency in 2006 and worked for 4 years with the Palm Springs Police Department in Palm Beach County. He continued his proactive performance there and was awarded the Police Officer of the Year in 2009. Upon his return to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in 2010, Lieutenant Kellenberger quickly moved up the ranks of the agency working as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Major Crimes Sergeant before being promoted to his lieutenant position in January 2020. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development School. He is also State Certified as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He and his wife Paula enjoy fitness, running and Spartan races.

Kasandra Benavides
Administrative Assistant

Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Islamorada District 6

Marine Patrol Unit

One part-time and two full–time operators serve as the Islamorada Marine Unit. The Marine Unit is responsible for approximately 50 miles of shoreline and the miles of inland canals within the Village. The Marine Unit operates with a philosophy that promoting compliance and boating safety through education is superior to harsh enforcement; however, the unit is charged with enforcing nautical laws and village ordinances and does so rigorously when appropriate. The unit works closely with residents, organizations and neighborhood associations to preserve near shore water environmental resources and improve boater safety.

Deputy Nelson Sanchez

Deputy Martin Digrius

Frequently Asked Questions 

When should I call 911? 
911 is used for emergencies only. These types of calls would include life-threatening situations or when a crime is occurring and police assistance is needed immediately.

We are going on vacation, who should we notify? 
Before you leave for vacation, call our main number (305) 664-6480 during normal business hours and tell our personnel that you wish to leave an extra patrol request for your property.

Where can I obtain a police report? 
Copies of police reports are available during normal business hours at the Plantation Key Substation, 50 Highpoint Rd. Tavernier, or from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Central Records Division 5525 College Road Key West, Florida 33040. For more information call the records section at 305-853-3211 or in Key West at 305-292-7050.

Where can I have my fingerprints taken? 
The Sheriffs Office provides fingerprinting services at the Plantation Key Substation, 50 Highpoint Rd. Tavernier during normal business hours. Contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Records Department at 305-853-3211 for appointment time and prices.

Where can I pay traffic, or parking citations? 
All traffic and parking citations can be paid or contested by contacting the Monroe County Clerk of Court Roth Building, 50 Highpoint Rd. Tavernier, Florida 33070 305-852-7145.

A traffic light is not working correctly; who do I call?
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of traffic signals on U.S. 1 through Islamorada. To report any problems with traffic signals please call 305-640-7360

Identity theft if one of the fastest growing scams today.


Contact the fraud department of each of the three major credit bureaus. Request that your credit file be “flagged” with a fraud alert. This will require any future creditors to contact you personally before opening any new accounts. In addition you should request a copy of your personal credit report and review it to ensure that no additional fraud has occurred.
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Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0241

P.O. Box 2104
Allen, Texas 75013-2104  
TDD 1-800-972-0322

Fraud Victim Assistance Division
P.O. Box 6790 
Fullerton, CA 92634-6790

TDD 1-877-553-7803

Contact the creditors for any accounts that have been opened fraudulently or tampered with. Follow up by sending a certified letter that will serve as a written record that the creditor was notified.

 File a report with the law enforcement agency where the identity theft took place.

You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or via the Internet at and request a publication “When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name.”

 Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580 

You should also be aware of another scam that is currently going on. Keep a watch out for people standing near you at retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. that have a cellular telephone. With camera cell phones they can take a picture of your credit card, which gives them your name, number and expiration date. So be aware of your surroundings.