Pasco County Sheriff's Office

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Pasco Sheriff's Office
MottoWe Fight As One
Agency overview
Formed1887
Legal jurisdictionCounty
Headquarters8700 Citizen Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34654

Sworn members750
Agency executive
  • Chris Nocco (R), Sheriff
Facilities
Stations
Lockups
Website
Official website

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office (PSO) is the law enforcement agency responsible for Pasco County, Florida. It is the largest law enforcement agency within the county, and serves as a full service law enforcement and detention agency for the over 512,000 citizens of Pasco County, Florida.

Sheriff Chris Nocco[edit]

The current Sheriff is Chris Nocco, who was appointed by Governor Rick Scott. Former Sheriff Bob White announced his early retirement effective May 1, 2011. On April 25, 2011, Florida governor Rick Scott appointed Major Chris Nocco to fulfill the remaining two years left on Sheriff White's term.

Body Cameras[edit]

In February 2015, the Pasco Sheriff's Office (PSO) was the first Sheriff's Office in the central Florida region to adopt a full scale body camera program. The PSO issued a body worn camera manufactured by TASER Inc to every one of its Deputy Sheriffs on patrol in the county.[1]

Ranks and insignia[edit]

Title Insignia
Sheriff
1 Gold Star.svg
Chief Deputy
Colonel Gold-vector.svg
Major
US-O4 insignia.svg
Captain
Captain insignia gold.svg
Lieutenant
US-O1 insignia.svg
Sergeant
South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Rank Chevrons.svg
Corporal
South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Rank Chevrons.svg
Field Training Officer
Deputy Sheriff

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the formation of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, five deputies have been killed in the line of duty. The most common cause of line of duty deaths to date is gunfire.[2]

Officer Date of Death Details
Deputy Sheriff Sheldon S. "Shelley" Nicks
Saturday, May 8, 1909
Gunfire
Constable Arthur Fleece Crenshaw
Wednesday, October 4, 1922
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff William Henry O'Berry
Friday, January 1, 1926
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff John Herbert "Bert" McCabe
Saturday, June 26, 1948
Automobile accident
Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison
Sunday, June 1, 2003
Gunfire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Body cameras to be used by all Pasco sheriff's deputies starting in February". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  2. ^ Officer Down Memorial Page

External links[edit]