The Community Resource Unit is comprised of an officer/K9 handler, three school resource officers, and one lieutenant. The mission of this unit is to connect with the community through building positive relationships, and providing public education regarding personal safety and crime prevention. Officers also serve as problem solvers to connect people with social services where needed.
The unit utilizes tools such as the community outreach trailer equipped with food service space, and audio-visual capabilities. K9 Copper is another outreach tool that enables officers to reach people in a friendly and neutral environment designed to build and enhance positive relationships with law enforcement. The unit works closely with the police department's non-profit, Community First Charity, to support outreach programs such as the Cocoa Police Athletic League, Cocoa Little League, Cops and Kids Summer Camp, Shop with a Cop, Disney trip, Back to School Supplies Drive, Space Coast Police K9 Competition, Holiday Food Drive and Thanksgiving meals giveaway, and the Christmas Toy Drive.