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On behalf of the men and women of the Cocoa Police Department I want to welcome you to our great city. Cocoa is such a unique and beautiful place and I am honored to be entrusted with the safety and security of the nearly 19,000 residents that call this place home.

I believe in a community oriented approach in law enforcement's mission to protect and serve. We cannot be effective unless we have strong connections within our community. It is why we are dedicated to building positive relationships by working with residents, civic groups, schools, business owners, faith based organizations and our community leaders. Working together we can accomplish our mission to create a safe and secure community and improve the overall quality of life in one of Central Florida's favorite cities.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Police Reform:

The Cocoa Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency through the Florida Commission for 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.

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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.  






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