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Bogart in As Interim Police Chief

The interim city manager announced Wednesday that the former candidate for sheriff is head of the city's police department for now.

Kim Bogart, a former candidate for Pasco County Sheriff, was appointed today as interim chief of the New Port Richey Police Department. 

Bogart is a longtime Pasco resident. He joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1985. He worked for the agency for 16 years, ascending to the ranks of captain and major. Bogart was one of the people on the agency's command staff who was swept out the door after Bob White was first elected sheriff in 2000.         

Bogart became a reserve deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He was interim chief of the Osceola County Jail. He also served 13 years as executive director of the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission.

Bogart ran for Pasco Sheriff in 2008 but lost to White,. He then ran for sheriff in the 2012 election but lost to Chris Nocco.

New Port Richey began looking for a new head of its police department after then-chief James Steffens announced in February that he was resigning from the agency for a job at the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Steffens started his job as chief forensic investigator at the Sheriff’s Office this month. Lt. Arthur Madden been serving the role of acting chief since his departure.

What do you think of this decision, New Port Richey?

ssm March 20, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Think this a good move. Good luck in your new position, Kim Bogart
Diane Carlstrom March 20, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Interim? I say make it permanent!
Michael Malterer March 21, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Great choice!
Jon Tietz March 21, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Great move in the right direction. Congrats Mr. Bogart!
Patricia Houghtalen March 21, 2013 at 04:16 AM
Make it permanent, you will not find a better man.
Mary Ann Hoogeveen March 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Great news,make it permanent.He is the best!
Jamkat2000 March 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Agreed!! Good man for the job....hopefully he will stay permanently!! :) -Charlene
Muggs March 21, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Kim Boagrt is a great man. If anybody can bring those ego-maniac cops under control - he can. A ticket for a license plate frame? Who doesn't have a license plate frame? Clean house Kim!!

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