Message From the Chief of Police
On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the City of Cocoa Beach Police Department, welcome to our website. I am honored to serve the City as Chief of Police. My team of more than 90 members consists of 39 sworn officers, telecommunicators, beach rangers, parking enforcement specialists, and civilian personnel. We serve approximately 11,000 full-time residents and over two million visitors annually.
Cocoa Beach Police Department embraces the philosophy of problem-oriented policing through community partnerships, order maintenance, and crime prevention. We pride ourselves in professional service and are committed to providing a safe city to live, work, visit, and enjoy.
I encourage your civic engagement as we work together to improve our quality of life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Chief of Police
Committed to Exceptional Service
Building Community Partnerships
Professional in All Our Words and Deeds
Delivering a Safe and Secure Community
Progressive in our policing strategies with efficiency in our delivery of service; present and engaged with the community while responsive to their needs as we endeavor to improve the quality of life and reduce the fear of crime.
Provide our team with a healthy and autonomous work environment by creating opportunities, recognizing contributions of all members, effective communication, and accessible leadership.
Department Prepares for Re-Accreditation
Published—June 8, 2021
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will begin to examine all aspects of the Cocoa Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The agency must comply with approximately 250 standards in order to receive its re-accreditation. Many of these standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
The on-site assessment is scheduled for July 20-22, 2021. As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the Standards Manual is available by visiting the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation website.
Once the CFA assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then determine if the agency is to receive re-accreditation status. If the agency is re-accredited, it will be valid for another three years.
An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, and is utilized as a management tool for criminal justice agencies. Accreditation provides a blueprint for building and sustaining an agency committed to providing value-based services through accountability and transparency to the community it serves. The Cocoa Beach Police Department is one of approximately 200 agencies in the state to maintain its accreditation status. Currently, the department is in compliance with more than 250 professional standards set by the Commission to govern all aspects of professional law enforcement including everything from handling property and evidence to internal affairs, training and recruitment, use of force, special operations and other critical areas.
For more information regarding CFA or for anyone who would like to offer written comments about the Cocoa Beach Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.