We have great men and women, and new leaders within this agency that are committed to providing the best service available. I remain focused on the mission to build a police department that reflects the community it serves, has the highest level of integrity, accountability and professionalism, and is among the premier law enforcement agencies in the country.
In 2022, we accomplished so much. I am so proud that our officers work diligently to prevent crime, including zero murders in 2022, the first time in at least a decade. We had a second consecutive year of overall crime reduction. We reduced officer complaints and increased trust and transparency through our community engagement. We made organizational changes to improve efficiency and deliver the highest and most professional level of public safety services to our citizens. New partnerships created more positive relationships within our community. We have done so much to move forward, but still have so much more to accomplish.
I’m honored to continue the mission and look forward to even greater accomplishments in 2023.
The Cocoa Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency through the Commision for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation since 2006. The accreditation renewal process occurs every three years with a rigorous review. The Cocoa Police Department has successfully maintained this accredited status through each of these reviews (four to date). The next renewal process will be in 2021.
An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
As a result of the high professional standards demanded of an accredited law enforcement agency, and a decades-long commitment to a community policing philosophy, the Cocoa Police Department is a model agency for the nation. Many of the reforms being discussed today were implemented by CPD many years ago and are continuously reviewed and updated as needed.
The Cocoa Police Department appreciates the importance of recognizing individual achievements. Recognition within the department and the community will assist in the overall awareness of excellence obtained by the men and women of this agency. Please fill out and submit the commendation form if you would like to recognize an officer or employee.
The Cocoa Police Department recognizes officers and employees are responsible to the public for their conduct. At certain times a conflict may exist between a citizens and a police officer and/or an employee in the performance of his/her duties. If you believe that a police officer and/or employee has acted improperly, you should bring this to the attention of the the on-duty supervisor. If you would like to file a formal complaint, please come by the police department and fill out the complaint form detailing your concerns. This form must be signed by the complainant in the presence of a notary in order to be submitted.
See a crime? Drop a dime! Text or email us 24/7 at DROPADIME@COCOAPOLICE.COM. Your text will be received as an email to our communications center and police command staff. We will keep your information anonymous. For emergencies please remember to dial 911.