Albert "Butch" ArenalChief of PoliceCity of Coconut Creek

Commission on Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

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.


Important Upcoming Events

Coconut Creek Police Department Contactless Document Shred Event
Saturday, October 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4800 West Copans Road at the Police Department

Coconut Creek Police Department Drug Take Back Event
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
1100 Lyons Road

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.


About the Police Department

The Coconut Creek Police Department is a full-service, fully accredited agency with the goal of working together with each and every person who lives and works in Coconut Creek to make a difference in their communities and professional environments. 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 the Coconut Creek Government Center, 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 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting service?

Fingerprinting services will resume effective July 1. At this time, fingerprinting services will be for Coconut Creek residents and by appointment only.

Please note important information and instructions:

  • Location: Coconut Creek Government Center, 4800 West Copans Road
  • Hours of service: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Coconut Creek Police Department at 954-973-6700. No walk-in service is available.
  • In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, a mask will be required at all times.
  • The cost is $10 per card and proof residency is required such as your identification or a current document containing your name and address.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment so that you can complete the City’s COVID-19 screening form and make payment.
  • After making payment, a Coconut Creek Police Department Police Service Aide (PSA) will escort you into the Police Department lobby for fingerprinting.
  • PSAs will completely disinfect the fingerprinting area and sanitize the room before and after each appointment.

Questions can be directed to our department’s Public Information Officer, Scotty Leamon, via email at sleamon@coconutcreek.net.Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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 the Vacation Watch Form on line or contact the Telecommunications Unit at 954-973-6785.

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