Pasco County Sheriff's Office
|Pasco County Sheriff's Office|
|Motto||We Fight As One|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
8700 Citizen DriveNew Port Richey, FL 34654
|Agency executive||Chris Nocco, Sheriff|
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
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.
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.
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.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Deputy Sheriff Sheldon S. "Shelley" Nicks||
|Constable Arthur Fleece Crenshaw||
|Deputy Sheriff William Henry O'Berry||
|Deputy Sheriff John Herbert "Bert" McCabe||
|Lieutenant Charles A. "Bo" Harrison||
- "Body cameras to be used by all Pasco sheriff's deputies starting in February". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
- Officer Down Memorial Page
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