Chief of Police – Port Richey (FL)

Chief of Police – Port Richey (FL)

The City of Port Richey is seeking a Chief of Police. To see complete details, visit

The City of Port Richey is a small coastal community in Pasco County with 2600 residents within a geographic area of 3 square miles.

This position performs professional, administrative, and supervisory tasks directing the operations and activities of the City of Port Richey Police Department. This work includes budget preparation, planning, organizing, and administering all Police Department programs, assignments of specific tasks to subordinates and evaluation of work to ensure achievement of Police Department goals. Assignments are varied and require independence, judgment and analytical thinking and are carried out in accordance with established practices, precedents and applicable legal procedures.

Duties require working outside normal hours and exposure to elements and danger. This position exercised supervision over all police department staff directly or through subordinate supervisors. The department has 14 full-time officers, 1 part-time officer, 7 civilians and 2 reserve officers. The Chief of Police works under the general guidance of the City Manager.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred with major coursework in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. Fifteen years of experience providing law enforcement services in local government including five (5) years of organizational leadership experience. Minimum rank of Lieutenant required. FDLE certification required or the ability to obtain Florida Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Preference given to graduates of the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute Administrator’s Officer Command Course or comparable police command leadership program.

The City of Port Richey is an EOE and Drug Free Workplace.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume ONLY to: The Florida Police Chiefs STARS Program via email to: no later than June 15, 2020 midnight. Please be aware that Florida has a very broad public records law. Applying may be subject to Florida Statute Chapter 119.

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