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City of Cocoa Police Department
Mark Klayman(Chief of Police)
1226 W King St,
Cocoa, FL, 32922
(321)639-7620
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The city of Cocoa encompasses the following counties: Brevard. Cocoa's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Michael C. Blake, City Manager, who is currently Ric Holt.

Cocoa encompasses land area: 13.3 sq mi (34.5 km2), water area: 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2). The elevation is 36 ft (11 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,100/sq mi (430/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (EST) (UTC-5).

Local area codes are 321. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-13150, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.cocoafl.org.

Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 17,140 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cocoa was founded by fishermen with the first families arriving around 1860. A post office was established at Magnolia Point, and the city's first commercial building was erected around 1881. First plats of the new settlement were made in 1882 under the name 'Indian River City' on land owned by Captain R. A. Hardee. The name Indian River City was unacceptable to the U.S. Postal authorities who claimed it was too long for use on a postmark.[citation needed]

The origin of the city's name is uncertain. In 1925, the Cocoa Tribune published several reader-supplied accounts of the town's naming. One reader credited Captain R.C. May with recommending the name at a town meeting in 1884. At Captain May's suggestion, the group finally chose the name 'Cocoa' for the town's association with the cocoa tree. The name was forwarded to Washington, D.C., where it was approved. Another story suggests that an old woman was inspired by a box of baker's cocoa and her suggestion was adopted. Still another version suggests that along the bank of the Indian River lived an old woman who would supply hot cocoa to sailors as they traveled along the river. As they passed, they would call out 'cocoa, cocoa' until the woman supplied them with refreshment. Whatever its origin, by 1884 the name Cocoa had become permanently associated with what was then an infant settlement.[citation needed]


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