Citizen Ride Along

Collaboration Between Citizens & Police

The Community Affairs Section of the Cocoa Police Department coordinates the Citizen's Police Academy (CPA). Our desire is to develop a style of policing that reflects a collaborative effort between the police department and the community. The CPA gives residents a better understanding of how the department operates, and the decisions faced by police officers every day.

CPA Objectives

  • To increase understanding and effectiveness of citizen partnerships with law enforcement through education.
  • To become more involved in volunteer programs and neighborhood crime watch groups.
  • To be a wonderful opportunity for citizens to get a closer look at the inner workings of a police department
  • To find out what they can do to help prevent crime.