New Port Richey Police Lieutenants
Operations Lieutenant Michael Anderson
Lieutenant Michael Anderson began his career in 1991 as a Dispatcher with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. In 1992 he became a Pasco County Sheriff's Office Corrections Deputy and in 1997 Lt. Anderson was sworn in as a Police Officer with the New Port Richey Police Department. During his career, he has held the positions of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Task Force Detective, SWAT Assistant Team Leader, and Criminal Investigations Sergeant. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and is currently in command of the Operations Division. Lt. Anderson is a 2017 Certified Public Management graduate from The Florida State University.
Administrative Lieutenant Lauren Letona
Lieutenant 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 currently oversees the Administration Division. Lt. Letona has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from St. Petersburg College and is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.