COCOA POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Yvonne Martinez, Public Information Officer, 321-243-7812Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:25 PM
CHIEF ANNOUNCES NEW COMMANDER (Cocoa, FL)—
Chief Evander Collier IV has promoted Lt. Anthony Marchica to the rank of Commander. This promotion will be effect, Monday, September 19th
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 in 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.
Earlier this year, Lt. Marchica was assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Division. “Lt. Marchica has demonstrated excellence and commitment to this agency his entire career,” Chief Collier stated. “This was not an easy decision because all of the candidates demonstrated great leadership qualities that are beneficial to the agency.”
Lt. Marchica holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He earned his law enforcement certification in 2000 from what was then known as the Brevard Community College.