Pasco County Sheriff's Office

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Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Motto We Fight As One
Agency overview
Formed 1887
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Legal jurisdiction County
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters

8700 Citizen Drive

New Port Richey, FL 34654
Sworn members 750
Agency executive Chris Nocco, 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 450,000 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]

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

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