2016 Employee of the Year: Yvonne Martinez, Public Information Officer
Since Yvonne’s arrival, the Cocoa Police Department’s image has greatly improved. The change has come not only by the efforts of all PD employees, but a great deal has come from the positive media attention including the CPD Facebook page. The stories, public interest points and letting the community into our lives as police officers helps people understand us at a much more personal level. It makes us more approachable and transparent. The public can see a person who happens to be a police officer and not just “those cops”. Yvonne obviously was hired to be responsible for public/media relations, but her knowledge and experience have shown to be invaluable.