St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Date of original release: 02/17/2023

Ned March and Bud Purdy Recipients

Release posted on 02/17/2023 2:36 p.m.


The St. Petersburg Police Department congratulates Detective Renee McKinney and Detective Somsak A. Intravichit for being honored with the 2022 Ned March/Bud Purdy Award, a prestigious award presented today by the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg to recognize their outstanding careers within the Department.

 Detective McKinney has served the city for 20 years. She is currently assigned to the Investigative Bureau in the Personal Violence Unit. As a detective, she has investigated major crime cases where her investigations led to arrests in crimes of homicide, aggravated battery, capital sexual battery on a child, and schemes to defraud. In many of her cases, her efforts resulted in offenders serving life, or more than thirty-five-year sentences for these serious crimes. 

 Detective Somsak Intravichit has been serving the city since 2015 after serving 11 years at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Detective Intravichit is tasked with investigating some of the city's most high-profile crimes. Despite his caseload, Detective Intravichit is a National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) user and took on the role of field trainer for the department's newly formed Gun Response Investigative Team (G.R.I.T.). The unit is having a notable effect on reducing gun violence in our city. 

 The St. Petersburg Police Department thanks the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg for its continued support and sponsorship of this annual award.

Detective Intravichit

Detective Intravichit

Detective McKinney

Detective McKinney

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer