An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. The Cocoa Beach Police Department was first accredited in 2015 and is committed to maintaining accreditation through one of the premier law enforcement programs in the United States known as Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).  The rigorous multi-year review requires an in-depth inspection of the department's policies, procedures, and practices in organization, management, operations, and administration to ensure compliance with specific requirements and prescribed standards. Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence. The community we serve can take pride in their police department knowing that it represents the very best in law enforcement. 

Accreditation increases the department's ability to prevent and control crime through more effective and efficient delivery of law enforcement services and provides additional benefits to the community to include:

  • Enhanced community understanding of the department and its role in the community as well as its goals and objectives. Citizen confidence in the policies and practices of the agency is increased.
  • Accreditation, in conjunction with the philosophy of community policing, commits the agency to a broad range of programs (such as crime prevention) that directly benefit the public. Interaction between the department and the community is improved.
  • Creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to control and prevent crime. This partnership will help citizens to understand the challenges that confront law enforcement. Law enforcement will, in turn, receive clear direction from the community about its expectations. Thus, a common set of goals and objectives will be arrived at and implemented. 

For more information on CFA, please visit Inquiries about the Department’s accreditation progress, may be directed to the Accreditation Manager at

The use of bias based profiling enforcement activities by members of this Department is prohibited. Enforcement activities must be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and statutory authority.