Update on raises for employees - Monroe County Sheriff`s Office
September 19, 2014
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please send it to me and I will be happy to include it. Send it to [email protected], or in the courier to
Deputy Becky Herrin, Community Relations Division, Headquarters building on Stock Island. This publication
can be viewed on line at www.keysso.net/employees/weekly_rap_up/weekly_rap_up.htm
Update on raises for employees
By Sheriff Rick Ramsay
As you know, providing raises for MCSO employees was a top priority for me this year. In my budget,
I requested a 3.5% pay increase. I personally met with each County Commissioner
to discuss my budget and explain why I believed you
all deserve raises. In the end, the County was unable to give us a 3.5% raise, but did agree to provide
a 2% merit based raise. While it is not as much as I
hoped that it would be, 2% sure beats nothing. Looking back over the past six years, which were
some of the most financially challenging times for
this County, we did better than most across the State
and Nation. Raises for Civilians and Teamsters will take
effect October 1, 2014. F.O.P. raises will take effect when a contract is ratified. This does not apply
to HIDTA staff working outside of Monroe County
whose salary is determined by South Florida HIDTA
and NHAC and is paid through Federal funds.
If you feel you can donate to this great cause,
you can do so at this link: https://specialolympicsflorida.org/get-involved/fundraise/monroe-county-supinvitational/.
If you cannot donate and wish to volunteer you
can sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.
If you are a SUP enthusiast who wants to join
in the fun, you can race in the General Public division, with 100% of your race registration going to the
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Upcoming events raise money for
This is the third year of the SUP Invitational, an
event that has propelled Standup Paddle into the
sports line up for Special Olympics Florida. This local
event started a movement in Special Olympics Florida that is unstoppable. There are five other states in
the USA that are incorporating SUP into their Special
Olympics programs because of what was started
here in Key West.
Funding is very important because Special
Olympics athletes who travel from all over Florida
are Never charged a dime to participate. They have
a free dinner and dance at KWHS Oct. 11 and SUP
race all day at Higgs on Oct. 12 with free food.
Sheriff Rick Ramsay was named the MARC Volunteer of
the Year last night. Here he is with Executive Director
Diana Flenard accepting his award.
Lazy Dog is designing this course and it promises to be fun! You can register at this link: https://
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Feel
free to join in the most fun event ever, we guarantee
you will smile for at least 24 hours after the event.
Please spread the word!
PS-- for you runners--- yes the Southernmost
Marathon is this same weekend. It is our “parent”
event. The SOMO race organizers are hosting us, so
if you run on Sat and want to SUP race on Sunday,
let me know and you will receive a discount code for
Sunday SUP race.
Fraudulent unemployment claims
By HRD Executive Director Donna Moore
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
has received notification of five fraudulent claims for
unemployment benefits. In each instance, someone
filed the claim using the identity of a current or former MCSO/HIDTA employee. All of the fraudulent
claims have been reported to the State of Florida,
Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). We
are informed by DEO that this problem is not unique
to Monroe County. In each of the cases, the MCSO-Human Resources Division received a notice from the Florida
Department of Economic Opportunity that someone
had applied for unemployment benefits. If you receive any document of this type at you home address, please take the following steps.
Contact Donna A. Moore in Human Resources at
Send a copy of any documents received to
Donna A. Moore at [email protected] or you may
bring them directly to the Human Resources Division.
Prepare a notarized letter stating that you have
not applied for or received unemployment benefits. (Human Resources members are notaries, and will
be able to assist you). The letter should contain the
following information: Your name, home address,
last 4 of your SSN, and the statement that you have
not applied for or received benefits and the claim for
benefits was fraudulent. Forward the information to me and I will forward
to the Department of Economic Opportunity fraud
unit at [email protected]
You may also call the fraud hotline at 1-800-3429909. Keep notes of the name of the person with
whom you spoke, the date, and the substance of the
Report the event to local law enforcement in
your area. Get a copy of the police report and forward a copy to me.
Keep an eye open for any other accounts that
someone could open in your name (e.g., PayPal,
credit cards). Report any suspicious activity to local
law enforcement, with a copy to me.
Please contact me if you have any questions or
require additional information.
Thanks for giving blood
Just wanted to take a moment to say “thank you”
to those who recently donated blood during the September 10, 2014 drive at the Headquarters’ Building:
The Community Blood Center – Oneblood
greatly appreciates your continual support and the
11units that were collected will go a long way towards replenishing the blood supplies in our community and ultimately saving lives. Thank you for your generosity.
Upcoming quarterly clean up
Islamorada has “adopted” the highway mile from
88 - 89 on U.S. One and on Friday, September 26th
they will be holding their quarterly cleanup of that
area. Meeting time will be 8:30 at San Pedro Church.
Bring gloves if you have them.
Islamorada Community project
Deputy Ben Elmore has organized a project to
spruce up the caboose belonging to the Islamorada
Chamber of Commerce at the 82 mile marker bayside.
He is looking for anyone who wants to help on
Thursday, September 25th at 8:30 a.m. Contact him
with any questions.
Two bedroom, two bath townhouse in Marathon.
Walking distance to the Sheriff’s substation, Stanley Switlik School and Fisherman’s Hospital. Built in
2005 with only one owner. Listed at $150,000. Call
Derrick Johnson at Coco Plum Real Estate at 305396-1158.
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Girl Scouts from Troops 17 and 30
in the Upper Keys brought goodies
to the Islamorada Substation and
the Roth Building to thank them on
Roosevelt the Key Deer had lots of special visitors yesterday to welcome
him to the farm! Nancy Finley and Chris Eggleston of the National Key
Deer Refuge; Maggie (vet student), Dr. Raj Joshi, and Dr. Douglas Mader
of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital; Farmer Jeanne Selander, Sheriff Rick
Ramsay, and Director Becky Herrin of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office;
and Steve Berger of the US Fish & Wildlife Service . The Sheriff’s Animal
Farm is one of only three facilities in the US licensed to house endangered
IMS Senior Technical Advisor
Airport Security Technician
Entry Intelligence Analyst
Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff
Detention Records Assistant
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Sgt. Linda Mixon is the Marathon Zontian of
the Month. Here she is with President Erica
Rodriguez. Great job, Linda!
Key Largo Gun Club Road cleanup
Thanks to Sgt. Tom Kiffney for taking the photos!
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Department of Juvenile Justice
Circuit 16 presents:
HOTDOGS FOR HOPE!
Friday, October 3, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ground Floor DJJ Building
All proceeds will go to our local
American Cancer Society for
Breast Cancer Awareness
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ICE CREAM SOCIAL
MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
50 HIGH POINT RD
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH AT 12:30 P.M.
$5.00 DONATION FOR
(ice cream, toppings, bananas, and sprinkles)
CONE: $1.00 DONATION
RAFFLE FOR GIFT BASKETS $2.00 EACH OR 3 TICKETS FOR$5.00
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The Zonta Club of Marathon
The Domestic Abuse Shelter
Linens of Love Program
Our club will be holding several drives
to collect much needed new or barely used
twin sheets, towels and wash cloths.
The recovering abused women who are
housed at the shelter need these items while
they are residing there as well as when they
leave the shelter to start a fresh new life…
Contact: Linda Mixon
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1401 Seminary St. (the corner of Seminary & Tropical)
Key West, Florida 33040
September 27, 2014
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be painting the
MARC House inside. The inside has not been painted since
they moved in several years ago and is in desperate need. The
MARC house will be supplying the paint, brushes and rollers.
Due to the fact that we want to have enough brushes, rollers
and paint please let us know if you will be coming to
If anyone is an artist and would like to do a painted frame
around a tree sculpture on the wall or know someone that
would volunteer their talent please let us know.
If you have any questions or you want to sign up please email or call
Dennis Coleman (305) 292-7032
Jo Socha - [email protected] (305) 292-7042
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Residents of West and Central Marathon,
you are invited to a…
Thursday, September 25 at 6 PM
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Highway, Second Floor
Learn the results of the public
health survey that you and more
than 380 community members
living or working between the
Seven-Mile Bridge and 70th
Street took earlier this summer.
Join YOUR Health Department in helping build a bridge to
better health for communities at the heart of the Florida Keys!
Examples of what was mentioned in the survey include:
Recreational Activities ▪ Cost of Living ▪ Litter ▪ Mosquitoes
Law Enforcement/Public Safety ▪ Beautification ▪ Homeless Issues
Transportation ▪ Recycling ▪ Affordable Housing ▪ Traffic ▪ Unemployment
For more information, call 305-809-5607 ▪ [email protected]
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How can you help in an emergency if you are not well?
Flu Vaccination Clinics for
Emergency First Responders in Monroe County
September 26 (Friday)
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Headquarters Break Room
KWPD & Fire Rescue
1604 North Roosevelt Boulevard
KWPD & Fire Rescue
3126 Flagler Avenue (City Hall)
Please bring proof of insurance.
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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
teaming with the City of Marathon
Making the intersection of Aviation Blvd and Stirrup
Key Rd safer.
Please join us in trimming
back trees and bushes
Oct 3rd 2014
Please bring gloves, chain saws, loppers
we will have a chipper on site and water
Contact Captain Gene Thompson for more information
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The Florida Department of
Miami Regional Operations
Special Agent in Charge
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement cordially invites
you to the quarterly Law Enforcement luncheon.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$14.95 per person. Payment accepted at the door.
Fly Navy Building
Trumbo Palms Restaurant
Key West, Florida, 33040
Guest speaker: FDLE RAC Carol Frederick
AMBER, Missing Child & Silver Alerts
All attendees must RSVP by October 15, 2014
Contact: [email protected]
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