St. Augustine Beach Police Administrative Lieutenant Kathi Harrell was selected by the Chief of Police in August of 2014. Lt. Harrell is an experienced non-sworn law enforcement veteran with over 20 years’ experience covering a multitude of disciplines. Lt. Harrell is currently responsible for the overall administrative operations of the St. Augustine Beach Police which include but is not limited to, records management, agency budget, and multiple computer programs. Additionally, she serves as the FDLE Terminal Tac Coordinator, FALCON Administrator, and department’s SMARTCOP liaison. Lt. Harrell supervises the agency’s crime prevention programs, volunteers and management of the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation process.
Lt. Harrell has an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies from Vincennes University and she is on track to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Land Security in the summer of 2020. She is a graduate from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Leadership Academy and has attended the Florida Police Chief’s Association Core Training Levels I and II for Administrative/Executive Assistants. She is highly trained and experienced with FEMA’s ICS process and is tasked with representing our agency in the emergency operations center or designated command post during any critical event including natural disasters. Lt. Harrell is also an FDLE CJSTC certified general and defensive tactics instructor.
Lt. Harrell is a dedicated member of the St. Augustine Beach Police Command Staff with extensive and proven administrative leadership expertise. Lt. Harrell has been married to her husband for over 20 years and they have two adult children both of whom are serving in the United State Armed Forces.