Albert "Butch" Arenal
Chief of Police

Chief Arenal is a 28 year veteran with the City of Punta Gorda’s Police Department. He started his career as a Police Officer in 1987 and climbed to the rank of Chief of Police in 2008.  His Department received the prestigious Excelsior Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Status (only 33 Florida law enforcement agencies have Excelsior status) and Punta Gorda is listed  as one of the top 10 safest cities in Florida. He is the elected 1st Vice President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) and will be sworn in as its President in July 2016.  FPCA is the 3rd largest Police Chiefs organization in the United States.  Chief Arenal attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Edison College, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Hodges University.


Office of the Chief

John Leonard
Acting Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Leonard has been a law enforcement officer since 1983 starting his career in Western New York. In 1987 he was hired by Coconut Creek as a patrol officer and additionally held positions as a founding member of the department's bike patrol and SWAT team. After being promoted to sergeant he served as the supervisor of the Street Crimes Unit and was the executive officer on the SWAT team. As a Lieutenant he has been assigned to patrol, is the department's current SWAT commander, was the Criminal Investigations Division Commander, as well as the Internal Affairs Division Commander. Deputy Chief Leonard is a graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administrations Drug Unit Commanders Academy as well as the Southern Police Institute's Command Officer's Development Course.


Jeannette Camacho
Police Legal Advisor

Jeannette Camacho started with the Coconut Creek Police Department on November 21, 2011. Ms. Camacho graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1994. She  was first licensed to practice law in the State of Florida in 1994. She began her career with the State Attorney's Office 9th Judicial Circuit, covering Orlando and Osceola counties.  As an assistant state attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit (Broward), Jeannette litigated all types of criminal cases and supervised several assistant state attorneys.


Support and Administrative Services Bureau

Acting Captain Ryan Marken
SAS Bureau Commander

Captain Ryan Marken has been with the Coconut Creek Police Department since 1997.  During his tenure, he was assigned to the Patrol Division and the Traffic Unit where he served as a traffic homicide investigator for nine years.  He currently oversees the Community Involvement Unit, Training Unit, Property and Evidence Unit, Records and Telecommunications Unit.


 

Acting Lieutenant Henry Cabrera
Support Division Commander

Lieutenant Henry Cabrera has been with the Coconut Creek Police Department since 1994.  He has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and supervisor of the Community Involvement Unit.  Currently, he supervises the Property and Evidence Unit and the Records and Telecommunications Unit.  Lieutenant Cabrera has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. As the department's Public Information Officer he can be reached at 954-973-6712.

Community Involvement Unit

School Resource Officers
Police Explorer Program


 
Sgt. Kathryn Markland

Sergeant Kathryn Markland began her law enforcement career with Coconut Creek in 1995 as a patrol officer.  Since then, she has held the positions of school resource officer, police explorer advisor, patrol supervisor, administrative sergeant, and public information officer.  Sergeant Markland is a graduate of both the Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Development Course and FAU's Executive Leadership Graduate Program.  She currently supervises the Community Involvement Unit. She can be reached at 954-956-1541.

Administrative Services

Record and
Telecommunications Unit
Property and Evidence Unit


 
Lt. Henry Cabrera

Lieutenant Henry Cabrera has been with the Coconut Creek Police Department since 1994.  He has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and supervisor of the Community Involvement Unit.  Currently, he supervises the Property and Evidence Unit and the Records and Telecommunications Unit.  Lieutenant Cabrera has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. As the department's Public Information Officer he can be reached at 954-973-6712.

 


Operations Bureau

 

Captain John DiCintio
Operations Bureau Commander

Captain John N. DiCintio has been a law enforcement officer since 1980.  He started his career with the Lake Worth Police Department.  After a brief stint with the Village of Palm Springs, he was recruited to Coconut Creek in 1984 as a patrol officer, where he has served for the last 28 years.  During his tenure with Coconut Creek Police Dept, he has held the positions of patrol officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant; operations staff sergeant, support lieutenant, and Criminal Investigations Division supervisor.

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Patrol
Lieutenants

Shawn Shelton 
R. Chris Markland
Dominic Coppola
Robert Wehmeyer

Patrol
Sergeants

Kirk Carlson
Darren Karp
Jenna Kriplean
Frank Fuentes

Patrol
Supervisors

Stephen Guenther
Daniel Noordeloos
Kevin Valade
 
Jason Kohlhorst
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Traffic Unit

Police Service Aides
Traffic Homicide Investigations

Sgt. Brandi DelVecchio

Sergeant Brandi DelVecchio bio pending

Special Enforcement Team

Lt.. Fredrick Hofer

Lieutenant Fred Hofer supervises various undercover officers working throughout the City of Coconut Creek.


Criminal Investigations Division

 

Sergeant Fred Shelton
Corporal Dominic Papa

Acting Criminal Investigations Division Commanders
Sergeant Fred Shelton, Jr.
CID Supervisor

Sergeant Fred Shelton has been a law enforcement officer since 1994.  He started his career with the Pompano Beach Police Department.  He was hired by Coconut Creek in 1995 as a patrol officer and additionally held the positions of bike officer, DUI officer, traffic homicide investigator, motor officer, aggressive driving enforcement officer, and patrol supervisor. Sergeant Shelton has a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami.

Corporal Dominic Papa
CID Supervisor

Corporal Dominic Papa volunteered his time as a member of the Coconut Creek Fire Department from 1976 through 1983. During this time, he attended Broward Community College and Florida Atlantic University attaining an Associates of Arts in Business Administration and his certificate for auxiliary police officer. He then joined the ranks and, in 1983, he was officially hired as a public safety officer with the Coconut Creek Public Safety Department. In 1990, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division. He was promoted to Corporal in 1996 and was in charge of the newly-formed Street Crimes Unit and entry team (now our SWAT Team). He would later be reassigned as a Patrol Division Supervisor before returning to Criminal Investigations in 2001, where he currently remains one of three supervisors. Corporal Papa is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Command Officer's Development Course.

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