Albert "Butch" Arenal
Chief of Police
City of Coconut Creek

Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Information

The Coconut Creek Police Department has a diverse workforce with an authorized strength of 114 police officers and 42 civilian members, serving approximately 60,000 residents. The Coconut Creek Police Department is proud to be state accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA). Law enforcement accreditation recognizes professional excellence, and is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a law enforcement agency. Being an accredited agency means the department meets or exceeds the highest recommended levels in transparency, accountability, and professionalism. The CFA outlines 240 benchmarks each agency must meet before becoming accredited. The Coconut Creek Police Department was accredited by the CFA in October 2018. This initial accreditation is valid for three years and the department will undergo reassessment in 2021. Our commitment to accreditation assures that the residents, businesses, and visitors of our city are getting the best possible police services delivered on a daily basis.


November 29, 2019

Coconut Creek, Fla. – With the holiday season upon us, the Coconut Creek Police Department is implementing a number of proactive measures designed to promote a safe environment for our residents and business partners. Officers and Police Service Aides will increase high visibility patrols at locations which see a routine increase in activity during the holiday season, such as ATMs, banks, commercial plazas, restaurants and gas stations.

Additional high visibility patrol tactics will include:

  • Bike officers and officers operating T3 vehicles (electric, stand up three-wheelers) will increase patrols in the business district as an added measure of protection.
  • Officers will increase foot patrols in business areas and distribute Business Check cards to our commercial partners to enhance communication.

  • Administrative Officers and Detectives will patrol business areas and parking lots as a force multiplier during the holiday season.

  • Marked and unmarked police vehicles will increase patrols through residential neighborhoods to look for suspicious activity.

    Here are some tips to help you avoid any Scrooge or Grinch this holiday season:

Store Shoppers: 

  • Never leave your purse, wallet, or smart phone unattended.

  • Always lock your vehicle.

  • Park in well-lit areas.

  • If you’re shopping at more than one location, take packages home before you get to your next destination. We don’t recommend leaving them in your vehicle.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Smart phones can be just as much of a distraction while you’re walking in the parking lot as they can be when you’re behind the wheel.

On-line Shoppers:

  • Shop only on secure websites with a lock symbol displayed on your web browser.
  • Use credit cards to make purchases. The credit card companies offer better protection if you get scammed on-line.

  • Avoid porch pirates (package thieves) by tracking your packages so you’ll be at home when they arrive. You can also have them shipped to a more secure location, or ask a trusted neighbor to pick up the package and hold it until you get home.

  • Use the delivery instructions to ask the driver to leave the package at some place other than your front door. For example, tell the driver to leave it at your back door where it can’t be seen by any passers-by.

  • Use our lobby at 4800 West Copans Road to meet a buyer or seller if you’re making any on-line transactions face-to-face.


  • Don't drive distracted.

  • Have a plan to get home safely from any holiday parties. Use a designated driver. Call a cab. Call an Uber or a Lyft.

  • Plan for increased traffic congestion during the holiday season.


  • Be sure to lock your doors, windows, and garage doors.

  • Leave outdoor lights on at night.

  • If you’ll be out of town for a few days visiting family, use our Vacation Watch Program. For additional information on how to sign your home up, please visit:

  • If you are going to be away, have a neighbor or friend collect your mail.

  • Avoid leaving any big cardboard boxes out for all to see. Big boxes tell would-be burglars that you were not on the “naughty” list.

    As always, if you see or hear anything suspicious, please call 911. The Coconut Creek Police Department’s non-emergency number is 954-973-6700.

Important Upcoming Events

Tip-a-Hero to benefit Do The Right Thing of Coconut Creek
Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bar Louie
Promenade at Coconut Creek 
North Creek Explorer 5K Run & Walk
Saturday, December 7, 2019
3:30 PM - Family events & festivities begin.
5:00 PM - 5K Run & Walk begins.
North Creek Presbyterian Church
4601 NW 71st Place 
Do The Right Thing of Coconut Creek's December Awards Ceremony
Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
City Commission Chambers
4800 West Copans Road

Police Information

How do I commend an employee of the Police Department?

Everyone appreciates being thanked for a job well done.  If you would like to thank an employee of the Police Department, emails and letters are welcomed and will become a part of the employees personnel file.  Send to the Chief of Police, Coconut Creek Police Department, 4800 West Copans Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063 or email the Chief of Police, Albert A. Arenal, here.

  • Fingerprinting services are available Tuesday & Thursday from 1 PM to 5 PM in the Police Department Lobby, 4800 West Copans Road
  • Police Reports are available at 4900 West Copans Road, Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Police Records Custodian: Linda Tropepe, 954-973-6708, Monday - Thursday 7 AM to 6 PM,

Police Records Request Email: 

For all other City records, please click here: Public Records

Contact Us

Coconut Creek Police Department
4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Police Department Main Number:  954-973-6700
Non-Emergency County Number: 954-764-HELP (4357)

Public Safety Information Officer
Scott Leamon
Email Scott Leamon

About the Police Department

The Coconut Creek Police Department is comprised of 100 sworn law enforcement officers and 4 part-time officers. Located in northern Broward County, the city is 12 square miles divided into six zones. The population is a diverse mixture of over 57,116 residents.

There are no residency requirements for employment with our agency, however, an officer who resides in the tri-county area will be able to qualify for a take home vehicle upon completion of their field training program. Also available upon completion of a probationary period as a patrol officer, officers may be selected for assignment in one of the following specialty positions.

  • Detective
  • K-9 Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • SWAT
  • Traffic
  • Training

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Police Department located?

The Police Department is located at 4800 West Copans Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063, on the southwest corner of Copans Road and Lyons Road.

When is the Police Department lobby open?

The lobby is currently open 24/7.

Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting?

Yes, but not for immigration purposes.  Fingerprinting services are available Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Please bring your own fingerprint card and a valid photo ID.  There is a $10 charge per card, payable by cash or check. Location for fingerprinting is 4800 West Copans Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063, in the Police Department Lobby.

How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Copies of police reports and the daily bulletin of events are no longer available on-line due to Marsy’s Law. Police reports and daily bulletins can be obtained by visiting the Coconut Creek Police Department’s Records Unit, in person, at 4900 West Copans Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063. The building is next to the Government Center. The Records Unit is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please email the department's public information officer here.

How do I arrange for a detail officer?

The City of Coconut Creek bills $42 per hour, for a minimum of three hours, for a uniformed officer and marked patrol vehicle.  On national holidays, the cost is $52 per hour.  The Detail Officer for Event form is available and should there be any questions, you will be contacted.

How do I arrange for the police to keep an eye on my home when I am away?

Fill out theVacation Watch Form on line or contact the Telecommunications Unit at 954-973-6785.