|Kim S. Bogart
Chief of Police
Chief Bogart began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Tampa Police Department in 1975. He later worked in a specialized unit conducting investigations focused on robberies, burglaries, prostitution and gangs. Chief Bogart also served as a personnel detective and attended bomb training at the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal.
Chief Bogart became a Captain with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in 1985 where he supervised critical agency functions including: West Patrol Operations, Communications, Management Information Systems, Human Resources, Fleet Maintenance, Purchasing & Finance, Training, Crime Prevention, Planning and Research and Accreditation. He was later promoted to Major and left the Pasco Sheriff's Office in 2001.
Chief Bogart worked as a reserve deputy with the St. Lucie's Sheriff's Office in 2001 and worked for 10 years to achieve Florida law enforcement accreditation. In 2009, Chief Bogart served as the interim chief of the Osceola County Jail. He has also served for 13 years as the Executive Director of the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and as an assessor, instructor and team leader for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.
Commander of Operations
Lieutenant Close was raised in a law enforcement family, and began his career as a Patrol Officer with the New Port Richey Police Department in 1995. Lieutenant Close was assigned as the agencies’ first dedicated traffic enforcement unit from 2001 to 2003, until he was reassigned to the Community Services Bureau as a Community Policing Officer from 2003 until 2007. During his time in the Community Services Bureau, Lieutenant Close was able to formulate partnerships with businesses and citizens to address quality of life issues, and many of those relationships remain in place today.
Lieutenant Close spent 13 years in the SWAT team as a SWAT Operator and later as a Team Leader. He was promoted to Patrol Corporal in 2007, and Patrol Sergeant in 2008. While in a supervisory position, he was tapped to lead the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP), Crossing Guard Training Program, and was assigned as a Internal Affairs Investigator. Lieutenant Close is also certified as a firearms instructor. Lieutenant Close was promoted to his current position in April 2013.
Commander of Administration
Lieutenant Kostas began his career as a Police Officer with the New Port Richey Police Department in 1992, and has spent all 21 years of his career with our agency. In 1994, Lieutenant Kostas was assigned as a Field Training Officer and began training new police recruits for the agency. Lieutenant Kostas became an instructor in 1997, and quickly expanded his curriculum to high liability topics such as defensive tactics, firearms, automatic weapons, and Taser.
In 1998, he was instrumental in training the department’s first Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Lieutenant Kostas remained the team leader and later the commander of the team until it’s merge with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Unified SWAT Team in 2011.
Lieutenant Kostas has held the ranks of Detective, Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Lieutenant of Operations and now Lieutenant of Administration.