Deputy Police Chief Lauren Letona
Lauren Letona began her law enforcement career in 2002 as a sworn Police Officer for the Pinellas Park Police Department. During her tenure with Pinellas Park, she held the positions of Patrol Officer, Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Explorer Advisor, Instructor, Citizen Police Academy Coordinator, and was assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. She retired from the Pinellas Park Police Department in 2012 and was sworn in as a Police Officer with the New Port Richey Police Department in January 2013. She was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2015 and was the department's training coordinator. In January of 2016, she was promoted to Lieutenant and oversaw the Administration Division. Deputy Police Chief Letona has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from St. Petersburg College and is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. In August of 2020, she was prompted to and is currently serving as the Deputy Police Chief for the City Of New Port Richey.