Police Department

                                                      Meet The Port Richey Police Chief

I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the men and women of the Port Richey Police Department, to our webpage; a portal into workings and on goings of your Police Department. It is our intent, through this website, to keep you informed on the staff and current news from our office.

I can say with the most sincerity that I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Port Richey Community in the capacity of the Chief of Police. Even with 37+ years experience in law-enforcement, I don’t take this position lightly; it is my intent to focus on keeping the citizens and visitors of our great town safe, while also bringing the community closer and more comfortable with our officers daily. I can relate closely with the citizens and visitors of this community because I have been a part of this City before; I always told myself, if I were given the opportunity, I would do my best to make a positive transformation and a lasting impression on the agency.

Through this endeavor to make a lasting impression, I intend to develop a relationship with the community, who will in turn feel comfortable with turning to the Police to keep this beautiful community safe.

We understand that the citizens are the eyes and ears of the community, helping us to keep criminal acts at bay. Thank you all for your support and feel free to contact the police department anytime at 727-816-1919.


Chief Gerard DeCanio

The Port Richey Police Department is located on the Northside of City Hall, through a separate entrance at 6333 Ridge Road, Port Richey, Florida 34668

Patrol & Communications                      24/7

Records & Administration                      Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM

Emergencies                                           911

Communications                                    727-816-1919

Police Fax                                              727-816-1926

Chief of Police, Gerard DeCanio             727-835-0970

Police Captain, Michael Koch                 727-835-0972

Jackie Hanville, Administrative Asst.      727-835-0974

Ryan Runge, PST                                    727-835-0974