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
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