General Media Calls
A Pasco County Public Safety Communications Supervisor can answer basic media questions about fires, law enforcement action, weather damage and emergency calls. Supervisors can give the type of call, the time the call was received and the address of the call. Depending on call activity, Communications may refer you to the appropriate Public Information Officer (PIO). Pasco Sheriff’s Office media calls for child abuse, homicides, vice/narcotics and warrants being served need to be directed to the Sheriff’s PIO. (See Sheriff’s Office PIO below.)
The Pasco County Public Safety Communications Center is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 727.847.8102. There may be a delay during breaking news as the call taker’s top priority is to handle 911 calls. During these high-volume call times, please reach out to the on-call PIO’s below.
On-Call County Public Information Officer (PIO)
The on-call Pasco County Government PIO can be reached at 727.514.8513 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The on-call PIO is available to assist media with breaking news after hours and can help coordinate information from various Pasco County Departments. For faster service, please call or text the on-call PIO number.
The guide below can help media expedite a request for information both during normal business hours and after hours.
Routine news calls for Pasco County Government are accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by contacting Media Relations & Communications at 727.815.7177 or email@example.com.
Pasco Sheriff’s Office
Pasco Information Office: https://pascosheriff.com/office-of-the-sheriff.html
Traffic Accidents &Investigations
All traffic accidents in Pasco County are investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol: Public Affairs Office / 813.215.1867.
Fire Rescue PIO
The Pasco County Public Safety Communications Center is available 24-hours a day by calling 727.847.8102 and can provide an address and basic description of a call for Pasco Fire Rescue.
For breaking news information from Pasco County Fire Rescue, contact the on-call Pasco County Fire Rescue PIO’s listed below:
Primary: Pasco County Fire Rescue PIO Corey Dierdorff / firstname.lastname@example.org / 727.207.5751
Secondary: Pasco County Fire Rescue Staff Chief Shawn Whited / email@example.com / 727.207.4154
If you can’t reach a Fire Rescue PIO, contact the County PIO listed above.
For additional information about Pasco County Fire Rescue, please call the Pasco County Fire Rescue Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 813.929.2750.
Sink Holes & Depressions
Pasco County Fire Rescue is generally the first responder for sink holes/depressions/sub-surface anomalies. In many cases, depressions on private property that do not have a public safety or Pasco County Utilities impact are the responsibility of the property owner and/or their insurance carrier. Reach out to Pasco County Public Safety Communications for the address of the depression by calling 727.847.8102.
For any additional information, contact the Fire Rescue PIO’s listed above.
In some cases Emergency Management may handle calls dealing with public safety. In those instances you will be directed to an Emergency Management first responder.
In Pasco County, each Constitutional Office handles its own media relations:
Pasco Sheriff’s Office: https://pascosheriff.com/office-of-the-sheriff.html
Pasco School District Communications: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm
Pasco Tax Collector: Greg Giordano / 727-847-8179 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasco Clerk of Court: Tom Jackson / TJackson@pascoclerk.com