Community Relations / Crime Prevention

Vacation House Check

The Cocoa Beach Police Department is committed to providing exceptional service to our residents. While away, you may request a Vacation House Check by simply completing an online Vacation House Check Request Form or by contacting our non-emergency number at 321-868-3251.  

House checks are routinely done by both patrol officers and our volunteer Citizen Observer Patrol. 

DISCLAIMER: This program is only intended to be a request for CBPD to conduct a periodic check of your home based on the availability of officers and/or other members of the Department. Requesting a vacation house check in no way guarantees that a crime will not occur at your residence. Our goal is to work together in an effort to prevent or mitigate crime and provide an exceptional level of service. It is recommended that you make every effort to safeguard against losses, including securing high value property, using proper locking devices, alarm systems, etc. 

Citizen Observer Patrol car with two volunteers standing next to the vehicle

Citizen Observer Patrol

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 and waterways 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 request a form, please call the Police Department on the non-emergency line at 321 868-3251.


The Citizen’s Academy is a look into the internal values, philosophy and operations of the City of Cocoa Beach Government, and is designed for City residents. Classes run for fourteen (14) weeks on Tuesday evening, one (1) session a week for approximately three (3) hours each, and one (1) Saturday session. Participants will gain knowledge and insight of each department through discussions, demonstrations and site visits to include a variety of topics and issues that pertain to the City of Cocoa Beach. 

Citizen’s Academy is hosted by the Cocoa Beach Police Department. 

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