New Port Richey Police Department

  • Agency: New Port Richey Police Department
  • Address: 6739 Adams St., New Port Richey, 34652 FL
  • Chief: James Steffens (Chief of Police)
Phone: (727) 841-4550
Fax: (727) 816-1132

New Port Richey Police Department is located at 6739 Adams St., New Port Richey, 34652 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is James Steffens. The New Port Richey Police Department phone number is (727) 841-4550.

New Port Richey Police Department News

The New Port Richey Police Department gave away 2000 toy stuffed horses to children at the Family Fun Festival at Sims park. A special thank you to some volunteers and students from the River Ridge High school football team who helped us with the cleanup.

The New Port Richey Police Department is proud to have conducted several promotions today. The following were promoted: Detective Corporal Williams was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, Detective Corporal Pascalli was promoted to Detective Sergeant, Officer Pelt was promoted to Patrol Corporal, Officer Schambach was promoted to Patrol Corporal and Officer Exline was promoted to Patrol Corporal.

Tuesday October 31st is Halloween. Please be safe. Here are some safety tips: Drivers - don't drink and drive, turn your headlights on, avoid back roads and neighborhoods unless necessary, stick to main roads, drive slow and always watch for children. Parents of trick-or-treaters - walk in groups, make sure children are able to see clearly through their costumes, utilize flashlights and/or glow sticks, watch for drivers that are speeding or not paying attention, don't knock on doors with the lights off and check your child's candy at home before allowing them to eat the candy.

We had several parents report this incident to our department yesterday. Our Officers, Detectives and School Resource Officers worked with the Pasco Sheriffs Office to investigate the threat and locate the suspect. The juvenile was located and arrested within a few hours of the online post.

Thank you to Hooters in Port Richey for delivering some of their delicious Hooters wings to our officers today.

Thank you to the Sanborn Family for dropping off some delicious homemade cookies. Celebrating "Cookies for Cops".

Officers are on scene of a large structure fire on Leisure Lane assisting Pasco SO and Fire/Rescue. Please avoid the area.

An anonymous donor donated over 2,000 units of stuffed animals and books to be handed out to children in the city, including Toys for Tots. Thank you, whoever you are, we will make sure they get delivered.

*WARNING* There is an IRS scam going around. Please be aware that the IRS will NOT call you about money owed or "warrants" for your arrest. Also, the NPRPD does NOT call people with warrants to warn them. When in doubt, please call us. Do not provide personal information to an unknown person on the phone.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We are also praying for our fellow brothers and sisters in blue who ran toward the shooting to protect the innocent and are actively working the scene.

Our good friends at Publix (5127 US19) stopped by today and dropped off one of their delicious cakes to say thank you. Let's just say the cake didn't last long! Lol.

We need your help in locating 14 year old Jasmine Stevens. She was last seen on 09/16/2017 near Old Main St and Congress St. Jasmine suffers from Bipolar Disorder and has made suicidal statements. If you see Jasmine or know her location, please call the New Port Richey Police Dept at 727-841-4550 Reference Case #17-03480.

Just a quick PSA, folks. While we are trying our best to respond to questions and comments as quickly as possible, our Facebook page is NOT monitored 24/7. If you have an issue or see a problem that requires an officer response, please call us immediately at 727-841-4550 or 911 for an emergency. We can not address an "in progress" issue a day later. Thank you.

Thank you so much to Reverend Dr Gardner Tweed and the Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church for dropping off food to our officers today. It was much appreciated and delicious.

We have had quite a few questions asked of our officers about the power outages. The police department is not notified by the power companies as to when power will be restored. And, no, it is NOT illegal to be without power after a hurricane. The linemen are working as hard and as fast as they can. We just need to have patience. The police department is still without power also.

We wanted to take a minute to say thank you to some very special businesses that made some major food and equipment donations to our police department to get us through this storm. We can not thank them enough. Thank you to: Westside Deli (7611 Little Rd New Port Richey), Sigmone's Acropolis Deli(8737 SR52 Hudson), Grand Blvd Subs (Grand Blvd/Gulf Dr NPR), Ottaway's Parkside Ice Cream (5641 Main St New Port Richey) and Halo Auto Sports (15265 Cortez Blvd Brooksville).

You are clear to return to your homes in the city of New Port Richey. Please be careful, there are trees and limbs down on some side roads. We also have some power lines down also. We are still working hard to get our roads cleaned up and monitoring neighborhoods and businesses.

Officers have been working around the clock to clear roads, report damage and patrol neighborhoods. No reports of looting in the city.

Most of our traffic lights are out. Inoperable traffic lights are to be treated as a four way stop. You must come to a complete stop and then proceed with caution. We do not want any traffic crashes. Please be careful out there.

We are out trying to do assessments now. We are seeing a lot of cars driving around. Please stay off of the roads until further notice. There is a curfew until 11 a.m. for all of Pasco County. Please give us a chance to do our jobs.

Pasco County will be under a curfew tonight.

There was a question earlier about returning home after the storm. We will send out notification when it is safe to return. We understand that you want to come back quickly, but we ask that you wait for us to direct you back. Our officers, fire fighters and public works employees will be conducting search and rescue and clearing roads. By coming back too soon, you may hinder our efforts. Thank you for your understanding.

We are sad to report that two Hardee County Deputies were killed in a traffic crash this morning. There are no further details at this time. Please add them and their families to your prayers.