Annmarie Watler, having grown up in the City of North Miami, is deeply rooted in the community she serves. She and her two sisters, Teresa and Michele, graduated from North Miami Senior High School. She is the proud mother of a 16 year-old daughter, Ashley, and has been married for the past five years to Ray Watler.
Annmarie Watler holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Her commitment to public service dates back to 1989, when she began her law enforcement career with the City of North Miami Police Department. During the ensuing 21 years, Annmarie served as a police officer and Domestic Violence detective, where she investigated numerous cases involving Child Abuse, Elderly Abuse, Sexual Batteries, Missing Persons, and domestic violence. In 2004, Annmarie was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was subsequently transferred to the Patrol Division where she supervised the midnight shift until 2007. In September 2007, she was transferred to the Investigative Division where she served as the Sergeant of the Domestic Violence Unit. In her three years as an Investigative Sergeant, she eagerly accepted additional responsibilities within General Investigations including supervising several homicide cases. October 31, 2010, Sergeant Watler was appointed to the position of Investigative Commander. On Sunday, December 18, 2011, Commander Watler was promoted to the rank of Major, in charge of the Investigations Section.
Her professional experience includes the establishment of the Missing Persons Standard Operating Procedure. She is a member of the Fatality Review Board and the Child Abduction Response Team (CART). She served on the Domestic Violence Walk/Expo committee and has been instrumental in the success of the North Miami Victim's Rights Event for the past three years.
Commander Watler is looking forward to the challenges and rewards of her newly appointed position. She is grateful to her family, friends and coworkers for their love and support.