Don Fanelli
Captain Don Fanelli

The Upper Keys area Commander is Captain Don Fanelli. The Roth Building Substation Commander is Lt. Al Ramirez.

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District Seven - Upper Keys

The Upper Keys Jurisdictional area runs from the northernmost city limits of Islamorada at mile marker 90.2 (Tavernier Creek Bridge),  to the county line at the 112 mile marker of Highway U.S. One, and includes Ocean Reef and parts of Card Sound Road and State Road 905. The Roth Building is located at the 88.7 mile marker of Highway U.S. One at 50 High Point Road in Tavernier. A satellite Detention Facility is located in the same vicinity. Both serve as a base for District Seven.

The Roth building was purchased through federally forfeited drug proceeds. It was opened in 2005 and named after now-retired Sheriff Richard Roth, who was responsible for its purchase and renovation.

District Seven is comprised of 20 patrol deputies and five sergeants. The district also houses a records unit, headed by Supervisor Peggy Bryan, which handles phone calls, lobby issues, dissemination of reports, finger printing, data entry and a variety of related duties. Also assigned to the district is a civil deputy responsible for civil process.

The Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) is housed at the Roth Building and works both District Six and Seven cases. CIU is supervised by Detective Sergeant David Carey who oversees four detectives, a crime scene detective, and an administrative assistant. This unit is primarily responsible for following up and investigating felony crimes along with processing crime scenes.

Patrol Deputies not only handle day-to-day calls for service and traffic concerns, but are constantly looking for ways to deter crime and prevent citizens from becoming victims of crime. Command staff, deputies, and other community partners meet with approximately 21 Citizen Crime Watch groups regularly, where they discuss issues of concern and provide helpful tips on ways to deter crime. They also address quality of life issues affecting the well being of the community.

The district utilizes two part time boats and bicycle officers to help patrol the community and surrounding waters. Partnering with members of the district, officers also assist with organizing community events such as the Wounded Warrior Project, annual Key Largo Bridge Run, the Key Largo Fourth of July parade, St. Patrick’s Day parade, National Night Out and any other event where law enforcement input is wanted or needed. This allows us to interact with the community in a friendly and cooperative manner.

Following the Community Oriented Policing philosophy is the driving force behind the professional and successful law enforcement our agency provides to citizens and tourists alike.

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