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.


Albert A. "Butch" Arenal
Chief of Police
Coconut Creek Police Department


October 7, 2021

Coconut Creek, FL- The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation [CFA] voted unanimously this morning for the Coconut Creek Police Department to receive full reaccreditation by the organization. The commission found zero compliance issues in the 223 CFA standards that apply to the department, and nothing that needing corrective action.

“The support we get from our city and our employees is amazing! They own this,” Coconut Creek Police Chief Butch Arenal said. “This reaccreditation belongs to the outstanding men and women at our agency who recognize that accreditation as an ongoing process, not a once-in-while project.”

“The assessment team that visited the Coconut Creek Police Department dug deep and paid attention to every detail,” explained CFA Commissioner Robert Vincent. “The fact that Coconut Creek needed no corrective actions, and had no compliance issues, shows a level of employee buy-in that is very commendable.”

Fewer than half of all law enforcement agencies in the State of Florida are CFA accredited. Being an accredited agency ensures the people living and working in the City of Coconut Creek that their police department meets, and oftentimes exceeds, the highest standards in law enforcement.

“The police department has worked very hard to attain this reaccreditation and we are very proud of their effort,” Coconut Creek City Manager Karen Brooks said. “It represents a compact between the police department and the citizens of Coconut Creek that ensures accountability, integrity, and transparency.”

The Commission especially recognized the department’s School Safety Dog program, led by Officer Mike Leonard and K9 Taylor. They are the first Vapor-Wake trained police department K9 team in the nation to work in the schools. Instead of her handler leading her to where he wants to search, Taylor is specially trained to detect the scent of a gun, or any firearm components, in the air and then lead her handler to the source.

Working together with Broward County School Board, Officer Leonard and K9 Taylor have expanded beyond their original three pilot program schools during the 2020-21 school year to work in seven Coconut Creek schools during this school year. “Taylor is a rock star amongst the kids,” Chief Arenal said, “and shows the ongoing commitment by the City of Coconut Creek that our kids’ safety is the number one priority.”

The CFA reaccreditation is good for the next three years, meaning the department will be evaluated again in 2024.

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Police Department Hosted Events

Drug Take Back
Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Community Center
1100 Lyons Road

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. When is the Police Department lobby open?

The lobby is currently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

3. Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting service?

Fingerprinting services will resume effective July 1, 2020. At this time, fingerprinting services will be for Coconut Creek residents and by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.

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.
4. 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. You can also send an email to request any public records maintained by the police department here. Some requests may involve payment for processing. In order to make a payment please click here.

5. 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.

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

Sign up for Coconut Creek Vacation Watch Vacation Watch Form on line or contact the Telecommunications Unit at 954-973-6785.

7. 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.

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.