Chief of Police
Chief Robinson is a U.S. Navy veteran and has 35+ years of law enforcement experience. Chief Robinson started his law enforcement career as a member of the Wilmington (De.) Police Department (5.5 years) before moving to Florida to become a member of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office for the next (31 years) retiring with the rank of Major and third in command on July 10, 2020. The retirement was brief as he was sworn in as the new Chief of the Port Richey Police Department on July 13, 2020.
Chief Robinson is a graduate of the FDLE Executive Leadership Class, FBI Florida Executive Development Class and PERF Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).
Chief Robinson has Associates in CJ from Columbia Southern University, Bachelor’s in CJ Administration from Columbia Southern University and will be attaining his Masters in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2021.
Captain Michael Koch began his law enforcement career with the Port Richey Police Department in January 1998 as an on-call/part-time dispatcher and, shortly after, a part-time patrol officer. He continued rising through the ranks as a Corporal, Sergeant, and finally Captain by 2017. During his employment with the agency, Captain Koch has served as Marine Patrol and Communications Supervisor, the lead Traffic Homicide Investigator, K-9 Handler, and a cross-designated U.S. Customs Officer in the Blue Lightning Task Force. Having obtained his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and served more than 25 years with the agency, Captain Koch provides administrative support with a working knowledge of the general agency operations and his previous roles, guiding the agency toward progress.