Community Relations / Crime Prevention

The Cocoa Beach Police Department is committed to providing exceptional service for our residents. While away, you may request a vacant residential house check by simply completing a request form and either faxing it to 321-868-3373 or dropping it off at the police department. House checks are routinely done by both patrol officers and our citizen observer patrol. 

To request a form please contact the Police Department at the non-emergency line 321-868-3251

Citizen Observer Patrol car with two volunteers standing next to the vehicle

Citizen Observer Patrol

Our Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) is made up of local volunteers who assist the Police Department in a variety of ways. They are our community partners and our “eyes & ears” as we work together to reduce crime, catch criminals, and improve our quality of life.

A COP patrols our neighborhoods and waterways to provide an increased presence while reporting suspicious activity, conducts vacant house checks, performs traffic control and school crossing, assists with community events, etc.

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and a Brevard County resident, possess a valid driver’s license, pass a background investigation, and complete training. To request a from please call the Police Department at the non-emergency line 321 868-3251.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Citizen's Academy, which begins on January 19, 2021.

The Citizen’s Academy is a look into the internal values, philosophy and operations of the City of Cocoa Beach Government, and is designed for City residents. Classes run for fourteen (14) weeks on Tuesday evening, one (1) session a week for approximately three (3) hours each, and one (1) Saturday session. Participants will gain knowledge and insight of each department through discussions, demonstrations and site visits to include a variety of topics and issues that pertain to the City of Cocoa Beach.

Interested applicants must submit completed application (see link below) in person to the Cocoa Beach Police Department, Police Records Division, 20 S. Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach, no later than December 3, 2020. Once the class has been filled, applications will no longer be accepted.

Citizen’s Academy is hosted by the Cocoa Beach Police Department.

2021 Citizens Academy Application

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