Captain Donnie Catala

The Commander for this District is Captain Donnie Catala. The Station Commander is Lieutenant Dennis Coleman. If you have any questions about this District, want to commend a deputy for doing a good job or lodge a complaint pleae click on the name above to send an email.

About District One - Lower Keys

The Lower Keys District is Monroe County’s largest district – spanning from the 40 Mile Marker south to the City of Key West.

Station Commander Lieutenant Dennis Colemanoversees the task of supervising deputies responding to 59,638 calls for service, inclusive of 13,229 watch orders and 6,538 documented community contacts over the course of the year.

District Commander Captain Donnie Catala commands the entire district, overseeing all operations in the Lower Keys.

The detective unit is headed up by Sgt. David Smith.

There are four road patrol squads each made up of five deputies which provide customer service to county residents around-the-clock. The road patrol squads are supervised by Sergeants Evan Calhoun, Linda Mixon, David Lariz and Jake Brady .

The support staff at the Freeman Substation on Cudjoe Key is comprised of Administrative Assistants Brenda Winegarden and Jo Socha who keep the district’s records management flowing.


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