Community Relations

The Cocoa Beach Police Department is committed to providing service for our residents.  While away, you may request a vacant residential house check by simply completing a request form and either faxing it to 321-868-3373 or dropping it off at the police department.  House checks are routinely done by both patrol officers and our citizen observer patrol. To request a a form click here

Our Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) is made up of local volunteers who assist the Police Department in a variety of ways.  They are our community partners and our “eyes & ears” as we work together to reduce crime, catch criminals, and improve our quality of life. 

A COP patrols our neighborhoods to provide an increased presence while reporting suspicious activity, conducts vacant house checks, performs traffic control and school crossing, assists with community events, etc.  

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and a Brevard County resident, possess a valid driver's license, pass a background investigation, and complete training.  To download a copy of the application click here

The Citizen Academy is a look into the internal values, philosophy and operations of the City of Cocoa Beach.  Designed for City residents, the academy educates on the "how and why" of City departments.  The Academy runs for fourteen (14) weeks, one (1) session a week for approximately three (3) hours each. Participants will gain knowledge and insight through discussions, demonstrations and site visits to include a variety of topics and issues pertaining to the City of Cocoa Beach including seldom seen City functions. 

Classes usually begin in January. Interested applicants must complete an application and return it to Police Records.  

Applications are no longer being taken for the January 2016 class, as the class is fully enrolled.