September 26, 2007

Laser Speed measurement class in Marathon

The Sheriff’s will be conducting a Laser Speed Measurement class on Thursday, September 27th and middle Keys travelers will see groups of officers gathered at the north end of the Seven Mile Bridge for the hands on portion of the class.

Thursday afternoon, drivers in the area of the Seven Mile Bridge will see students using a Laser speed measurement device to measure their speed. Keep an eye out for them while driving. The students themselves won’t be writing any citations, but there will be traffic enforcement deputies already trained in the laser devices who will be able to write citations to those who violate the speed limit. Remember, the speed limit at that end of Marathon is 35 miles per hour until a car is actually on the span of the bridge so watch your speedometers!

September 19, 2007

Sheriff's Animal Farm open this Sunday

The Sheriff's Office Animal Farm will be open to the public Sunday, September 23rd , 2007, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit, free of charge, and see the wide variety of animals at the park, including tropical birds, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, horses, ponies, a llama, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, an 100 pound tortoise and more. 

The Children's Animal Farm is located at the Stock Island Detention Center, just off of College Road. It is open to the public on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Groups may make special arrangements to visit the farm as well. Call the Sheriff's Office Detention Center at 305-293-7300 to schedule a visit.

September 17, 2007

Laser Speed measurement class

The Sheriff’s Office and Key West Police will be conducting a Laser Speed Measurement class on Thursday, September 20th and lower Keys travelers will see groups of officers gathered in several areas for the hands on portion of the class.

Thursday afternoon, drivers in the area of the Boca Chica Bridge, and in the city of Key West on North Roosevelt Boulevard and on Flagler Avenue will see students using a Laser speed measurement device to measure their speed. Keep an eye out for them while driving. The students themselves won’t be writing any citations, but there will be traffic enforcement deputies already trained in the laser devices who will be able to write citations to those who violate the speed limit.

September 17, 2007

Sobriety Checkpoint planned Friday

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be operating a sobriety checkpoint Friday, September 21st in the vicinity of U.S. One and 56th Street in Marathon. The checkpoint will start at 10 p.m. and will run to approximately 3 a.m. the following morning. Officers on the scene will be pulling cars over to the side of the road and checking drivers for impairment. They will also check for outstanding warrants, and check vehicles for properly operating safety equipment.

September 4, 2007

Sheriff's Animal Farm open this Sunday

The Sheriff's Office Animal Farm will be open to the public Sunday, September 9th , 2007, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit, free of charge, and see the wide variety of animals at the park, including tropical birds, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, horses, ponies, a llama, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, an 100 pound tortoise and more. 

The Children's Animal Farm is located at the Stock Island Detention Center, just off of College Road. It is open to the public on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. Groups may make special arrangements to visit the farm as well. Call the Sheriff's Office Detention Center at 305-293-7300 to schedule a visit.