Cocoa Police Department

  • Agency: Cocoa Police Department
  • Address: 1226 King Street, Cocoa, 32922 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 321-639-7620
Fax: (321) 637-6357

Cocoa Police Department is located at 1226 King Street, Cocoa, 32922 FL. The Cocoa Police Department phone number is 321-639-7620.

Cocoa Police Department News

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery. As residents change their clocks for the return of Daylight Saving Time, fire safety experts also recommend changing the batteries in home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is also important to test the devices to make sure they are working. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association working smoke alarms and CO detectors save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and working smoke alarms provide the best chance to safely evacuate. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms. “ A home with working smoke detectors gives families a head start on getting out of a fire or just smokey conditions,” said Cocoa Fire Chief Gene Prince. “This time of year is just a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarms are working and make sure everyone is protected.”

Still photos from surveillance video involving burglary at cell phone repair shop. See media release in previous post with the video. Call Crimeline with info. 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

Detectives are currently investigating an overnight burglary at a local business in which multiple iPhones were stolen. The incident is believed to be connected to another similar incident that occurred in Rockledge within the same time frame. At 5:39 a.m. Thursday, police dispatchers received a call from the owner of a business at 226 W. King Street. The caller reported the front door smashed and multiple iPhones taken. A review of surveillance video shows that at 2:47 a.m. a dark colored 4-door Toyota Corolla pulled into the parking lot. Three suspects are seen exiting the vehicle and walking toward the business. The investigation revealed the suspects threw a block through the front door to gain entry. The suspects were inside the store for about two minutes before leaving with the stolen property. Not long after a similar incident occurred in Rockledge at another iPhone distributor. Anyone with information that can help detectives identify the suspects captured in the surveillance video is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Annual CPD Sgt. Chris Daniels Memorial Golf Tournament

A couple and two children ages 8 and 12, are temporarily displaced from their home after a fire erupted early Wednesday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m. police and firefighters responded to the 1000 block of Cypress Lane after receiving a call reporting an active structure fire. The couple safely evacuated the home after attempting to fight the fire. Firefighters stopped the fire in time to prevent further damage. The investigation into the cause and origin of the fire is ongoing. The fire appears to have started on the outside of the home. It worked its way into the attic and spread to the roof. The occupants inside the home were alerted to the fire because they smelled smoke. There were no working smoke alarms present inside the structure. Approximately twenty percent of the home is damaged. The American Red Cross and the police department victim advocate is assisting the family.

Chief Mike Cantaloupe announces the promotions of two officers to the positions of corporal and sergeant. Cpl. Willie Stephenson is promoted to sergeant and is assigned to supervise the Foxtrot Squad. Sgt. Stephenson began his service in Cocoa in 2007. He has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Honor Guard, Street Crimes Unit, Game Over Task Force, and Field Training Officer. Sgt. Stephenson earned an associate degree from Eastern Florida State College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. Officer Jeff Taylor is promoted to corporal and is currently assigned to assist with the supervision of the Bravo Squad. Cpl. Taylor began his career with the Cocoa Police Department on September 27, 1999. Cpl. Taylor has served in various roles during his tenure including, Field Training Officer, SWAT, Motor Unit, Investigations, Honor Guard and Traffic Homicide Investigator. Cpl. Taylor’s promotion became effective on October 1. “I’m proud of both of these officers for their hard work in becoming leaders in this agency,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “I confident our citizens will appreciate the knowledge and professionalism they bring to the department.”

From Florida Governor's Office: In honor and remembrance of the victims of the anti-semitic act of violence committed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until the expiration of President Donald J. Trump’s national directive at sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Please see the below statement Governor Rick Scott issued on Saturday, October 27, 2018 on the tragic event that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA: Governor Scott said, “The shooting at a synagogue in Pennsylvania was an act of pure evil and hatred. There is no place in America for intolerance and violence, and we will do everything in our power to protect Floridians who are peacefully gathered to worship. My wife, Ann, and I are heartbroken that someone would harm families gathered at a place of love and community. As Governor, I will take any action necessary to protect our communities. I appreciate our state troopers and Florida’s law enforcement community for their dedication to keeping people safe. Everyone deserves to be able to express their religious freedom safely and peacefully.” Please see the Proclamation by President Donald J. Trump directing flags to half-staff: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-pittsburgh-pennsylvania/

Annual CPD Sgt. Chris Daniels Memorial Golf Tournament. Register today.

Help a dog out! Click the link and vote vote vote!

Prescription Drug Take Back is Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Cocoa PD east parking lot.

Thank you to Time Out Sports for our lunch today! We appreciate your support and generosity! Everything was delish! Time Out Sports Bar Plus

We are at the City of Cocoa Government for the open house before the council meeting. Come checkout all the different departments and say hi to K9 Copper

Click the link then click the paw and vote for Cocoa Police Department for your favorite K9's! Please and thank you. http://go.aftermath.com/-temporary-slug-9e0e973e-29c3-4927-83c2-d1f957a3391f?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2xV6N-dq9MOjkdiwDZWafn3friteiAAGDl5UHaC2ghiaMwmF7X0oiNhZs

2018 marks the City of Cocoa’s 32nd year helping our community meet the needs of its families by providing holiday gifts for children, ages newborn to 13 years old. Families who wish to sign up may do so beginning Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Cocoa City Hall, Office of the City Clerk. Sign-ups will be between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 1. You must live in the City of Cocoa. 2. You must be the child’s parent or legal guardian. 3. You will be required to produce your driver’s license (or Florida I.D. card) with your correct address and a utility bill which shows your name and address. The address on the utility bill must match the address on the driver’s license. **NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE** 4. You must have the birth certificate and social security card for each child. Documents must show that the applicant is the parent or guardian. 5. You can be on only one list! The last day to sign up will be Friday, November 16, 2018. Drop off locations for donations of new toys are: • Cocoa Fire Stations 1, 2, and 3 • Cocoa City Hall • Cocoa Police Department • Utilities Administration Building, Shearer Boulevard Monetary Donations may also be mailed to the Cocoa Police Department, Toy Drive 2018, 1226 West King Street, Cocoa, FL 32922 or the Office of the City Clerk, 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922. For further information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 321-433-8480.

Annual CPD Sgt. Chris Daniels Memorial Golf Tournament. Register Today!

We are Hiring Police Officers! Come be part of the adventure! Apply today at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cocoafl/jobs/2144999/police-officer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Vote for Cocoa PD! Our K9’s will love you forever! Click on the paw!

#Kicks4Guns Final Result: 4 shotguns 4 rifles 21 handguns

#Kicks4Guns Sgt. Doug Levine on Monsters in the Morning! Come see us at Save a Lot (Pineridge Plaza) 1300 Dixon Blvd. We will accept your unwanted firearms and give you a $50 gift card NO QUESTIONS ASKED! We are here until 4pm!

Registration is now open for the annual Sgt. Chris Daniels Memorial Golf tournament.

And the winners are....

#Kicks4Guns at Save-A-Lot Plaza until 4pm today. If you want to get rid of your unwanted firearms come see us and we will give you a $50 gift card NO QUESTIONS ASKED! We have 3 turned in so far!

Do you have any unused, old, unwanted firearms in your home that you’ve been wanting to get rid of but don’t know how? Today is your lucky day. We will take them NO QUESTIONS ASKED! And it gets better... we will give you a $50 gift card (limit 4) come see us starting at 7 AM until 4 PM at Celebration Plaza in the 1200 block of Dixon Blvd in front of Dixon Diner! Please make sure your firearms are not loaded and properly secured. We will have officers providing instructions. You don’t even have to get out of your car! It our Annual #Kicks4Guns

K9 Competition results to be posted on Tuesday

Our property and evidence office will be closed on Tuesday, October 16th due to the Kicks for Guns event. If you need these services please plan to visit us on Wednesday. We apologize for the inconvenience.