Police Department

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Dear Citizens of Port Richey,


Since my arrival here in the last week of May, the police department has accomplished a great deal.  All of the police officers and civilian employees have worked very hard to improve their delivery of services to the members of our community.

The search for a new police chief is underway.  The closing period for applicants ends the week of August 11th.  The application list will then be narrowed by interviews, background checks and analysis of the information contained within the applications themselves.  Barring any unforeseen issues, a new police chief could be in place within the next six weeks.

We are working on the final draft of our new budget.  This should be ready for budget hearings in September.

It has been a privilege to work in your community.  The warm welcome that I have received has made my job much easier and very gratifying.


James. M. Gabbard

Interim Chief of Police


Contact Information

Emergencies 911
James Gabbard, Interim Chief 727-835-0970
Michael Koch, Sgt. 727-835-0972
Ann Prendergast, Administrative Asst. 727-835-0973
Jackie Hanville, Police Records 727-835-0976
Sherri Gregoire, CSO/Evidence 727-835-0974
Dispatch 727-816-1919
Fax 727-816-1926



6333 Ridge Road • Port Richey, FL 34668 • Ph (727) 816-1900 • Fax (727) 816-1916
Fire (727) 816-1910 • Police (727) 816-1919 • Emergencies Dial 911
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