Pasco Sheriff’s Office hone crisis intervention skills

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently spent a week learning how to use the power of words to de-escalate situations that have the potential to turn dangerous. In one role-play scenario, Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies Breanna Chandler and Lindsay Steward intermediated between a mother and her teenage daughter with oppositional defiant disorder. In another scene, deputies Ricardo … [Read more...]

Van delivers services to veterans

The Pasco Mobile Vet Center rolled into the parking lot at the neighborhood shopping center in Zephyrhills, ready for a day of outreach to military veterans. By 10 a.m., five veterans had stopped by to check out the mobile van and learn about resources they could tap into as they transition to civilian life, seek help with employment or find a place to live. It was a typical day of … [Read more...]

Bilirakis to host veterans town hall

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis is planning a town hall meeting to have what he is calling a "candid conversation" with veterans the general public about the potential of a new consolidated Veterans Affairs clinic in Pasco County. The meeting is set for Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m., at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey. "I have spent the past several years fighting for … [Read more...]

Bilirakis to host veterans town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis is inviting veterans to attend a town hall meeting for what he's calling a "candid conversation" about their experiences with local Veterans Affairs offices. The event will take place June 5 at 10 a.m., at New Port Richey City Hall, 5919 Main St., in New Port Richey. Although it's focused on veterans, it is open to the public. Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, said in a … [Read more...]