Lieutenant Marchica joined the Cocoa Police Department in 2002. He began his service as a patrol officer and quickly rose through the ranks to serve in a variety of areas including SWAT, K9, field training, line supervision, and supervision of the former Street Crimes Unit. He took on leadership roles in SWAT, K9 and is currently commander of both units. Lt. Marchica also oversees the Crisis Negotiations Team which is another component of SWAT. This team responds to critical incidents and is trained to negotiate with suspects in order to bring a peaceful resolution to these incidents.
Lt. Marchica is considered a subject matter expert the execution of high risk warrants, special enforcement operations and planning, firearms, high liability and active shooter incidents. He is also a certified instructor in these areas.
Lt. Marchica holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He graduated from what was then known as the Brevard Community College Criminal Justice Academy where he earned his law enforcement certification and credentials.