Bogart has served as interim New Port Richey police for months. On Aug. 21, city officials announced they are dropping the interim from his title. He is slated to be sworn in as police chief on Aug. 22
Bogart is a longtime Pasco resident and has a lengthy law enforcement resume.
He joined the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in 1985 and worked there for 16 years, ascending to the ranks of captain and major. Bogart was one of the people on the agency's command staff 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.
He was appointed New Port Richey's interim chief March 20. He replaced James Steffens, who departed the agency and went to work for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
The interim will be dropped from Bogart’s title, and he will be sworn in as police chief in a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. the New Port Richey Police Department on Aug. 22.What do you think of the decision? Tell us by commenting below!