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K. Andy Ray
Chief of Police

Chief Ray began his career in 1984 as an auxiliary state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol.  In 1987 he started his career as a deputy sheriff with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  During his 25 year career at the Sheriff’s Office he had various assignments including patrol deputy and traffic crash investigator; he served on the PCSO Honor Guard; he supervised the agency’s first COPS Unit; he managed the School Resource Unit; he also acted as supervisor for several other units, including the agency’s Traffic Unit and Special Victims Unit. Andy Ray retired as a Captain from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on September 2nd, 2012 and immediately began his service with the Auburndale Police Department as the Deputy Chief of Police. Andy Ray became the Chief of Police for Auburndale on September 6th, 2018.

Chief Ray holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Polk State College, a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from The Florida State University, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute 103rd Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville.  He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police held in Boston, Massachusetts. Chief Ray has obtained numerous law enforcement and leadership certifications, and is an active member of the Polk County Police Chiefs’ Association and the Florida Police Chiefs’ Association.

Carin Ketcham joined the APD in 1995 and has served in positions including patrol officer, community policing officer, school resource officer, and detective. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant and was responsible for the supervision of a patrol squad. She was promoted to lieutenant in 2016 and served as the Law Enforcement Division Commander. Lt. Ketcham was then assigned to the Operations Division where she has worked diligently to oversee criminal investigations, records, property & evidence, and the accreditation process. In October of 2018, Carin Ketcham was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Police.

Deputy Chief Ketcham attended and completed the Tri-City Leadership Program and Florida State University’s Certified Public Manager Program. Just recently she completed her master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Public Administration.

Carin Ketcham
Deputy Chief

The Auburndale Police Department is located at 2 Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL 33823

Business Hours:
The police department lobby and administrative offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (excluding Holidays)

After Hours:
Persons requiring police services after hours may seek assistance by utilizing the call box at the lobby entrance or by calling (863) 401-2240

In an emergency, always dial 9-1-1