About the Coconut Creek Police Department

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

Coconut Creek Police Department Wishes Everyone Safe, Secure Holiday Season


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November 25, 2022

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 routinely see an 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 business districts as an added measure of protection.
• Officers will increase foot patrols in business areas to increase visibility and 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.
• Officers will utilize our Park, Walk, and Talk program, which allows officers to get out of their cars and walk around neighborhoods and business zones, talking to people about what’s going in their community, sharing crime prevention tips, and immediately responding to any concerns brought to them.

Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a scam or theft victim this holiday season:

Store Shoppers & CCPD Safe Zone: 

• The Coconut Creek Police Department’s Safe Zone is located in the department’s main lobby at 4800 West Copans Road. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Safe Zone can be used to securely conduct on-line marketplace transactions, face-to-face.
• In a store, 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 are when you’re driving.

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.
• Make it harder on 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.


• Don’t drive distracted and definitely don’t text and drive.
• 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 to encounter 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, use our Vacation Watch Program. For additional information on how to sign your home up, please visit: www.coconutcreek.net/vacation-watch.
• 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.

As always, if you see or hear anything suspicious, please call 911. The Coconut Creek Police Department’s non-emergency number is 954-346-4400.

Police Department Hosted Events

Shred Event

Paper Shred Event

Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, 4800 West Copans 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.