Albert "Butch" Arenal
Chief of Police

Chief Arenal was sworn in as Chief of Police on October 5, 2015. He began his career at Punta Gorda Police Department as a Police Officer in 1987 and climbed to the rank of Chief of Police in 2008.  He was sworn in as the President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) 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.


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.


Brenda Medel
Accreditation Manager

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Support Services Division

Acting Captain Ryan Marken
Support Services Division 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.  Lieutenant Marken is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 75th Command Officer Development School.


 

Acting Lieutenant Henry Cabrera
Support Lieutenant

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 Services

Sgt. Brandi DelVecchio
Community Services

Sergeant Brandi DelVecchio began her career in law enforcement in 1998 with the City of Coral Springs as a Police Service Aide.  In 2001, she was sworn in as a law enforcement officer with Coconut Creek Police Department.  During her tenure, she was a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, and Crime Prevention Liaison.  She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on March 8, 2012, assigned to the Patrol Division. She is a proud member of the Coconut Creek Honor Guard and supervises the Homeless Education Assessment Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.).


Support
Henry Cabrera
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Acting Lieutenant Henry Cabrera
Support Services


Operations Division

 

Captain John DiCintio
Operations Division 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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Lieutenant Frederick C. Hofer, II
Employee Development Coordinator

Lieutenant Frederick Hofer has been a law enforcement officer since 1997. He started his career with the Coconut Creek Police Department as an EMT firefighter and was cross certified as a police officer. During his tenure with the Coconut Creek Police Department he has held the positions of patrol officer, field training officer, bicycle patrol officer, Special Enforcement Team detective, training officer, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team officer, SWAT sniper, SWAT team leader, SWAT executive officer, sergeant, detective sergeant, K-9 and Training supervisor. Fred was promoted in June of 2016 to lieutenant where he oversees the Special Enforcement Team, Employee Development, and the SWAT Team. Lieutenant Hofer is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 75th Command Officer Development School.

S.E.T.

Sergeant Daniel Noordeloos
Special Enforcement Team

Sergeant Dan Noordeloos began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the City of Margate as a community service aide and was hired as a police officer trainee for the City of Coconut Creek in 2000. After graduating from the Broward County Police Academy, he was assigned to Patrol. In 2008, he was selected for the Special Enforcement Team and in 2012, was selected to be a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division. Promoted to sergeant in 2014, he was assigned to Patrol and in 2016, was brought back as the supervisor for the Special Enforcement Team. He has been a member of the SWAT team since 2007 and a team leader since 2014. Sergeant Noordeloos has an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Broward College.



Traffic

Sergeant Darren Karp
Traffic Unit

Sergeant Darren Karp has been a law enforcement officer since 1993. He started his career with the North Miami Beach Police Department as a reserve police officer. During his tenure with the Coconut Creek Police Department he has held the positions of patrol officer, field training officer, bicycle patrol officer, detective, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team operator, Patrol sergeant,  and Traffic sergeant. Darren was transferred to sergeant of Traffic in October of 2016 where he is currently the supervisor. Sergeant Karp is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 73rd Command Officer Development School.


Patrol

Team 1

Robert Wehmeyer
Lieutenant
Kathy Markland
Sergeant
Jason Kohlhorst
Sergeant

Team 2

Dominic Coppola
Lieutenant
Kevin Valade
Sergeant
Jenna Kriplean
Sergeant

Team 3

Robert Wehmeyer
Lieutenant
Kirk Carlson
Sergeant
James Dingus
Sergeant

Team 4

Shawn Shelton
Lieutenant
Stephen Guenther
Sergeant
Frank Fuentes
Sergeant

Criminal Investigations Division

Lieutenant R. Chris Markland
Criminal Investigations Division Commander

Lieutenant Chris Markland began his professional career when he joined the U.S. NAVY at the age of seventeen in 1979.   Chris joined the Coconut Creek Public Safety Department in 1987.  Certified as an emergency medical technician and fire fighter, it was an easy transition to the public safety concept, where police officers were also fireman.  Within a few years, Chris became a field training officer and was promoted to corporal in 1994.  Chris served as the department’s training officer, as an instructor in defensive tactics, firearms, and CPR.  Chris assisted in developing the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team in 1996.  He served on the SWAT team for 14 years as an operator, team leader, and executive officer.  Chris was promoted to sergeant in 1997.  Chris has supervised Community Involvement, Training, Special Enforcement Team, and currently leads our Crisis Negotiation Team. Chris successfully completed the Southern Police Institute Officer’s Development Command Course, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from Barry University, and has completed over 1200 hours of career-related courses.


Supervisor

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.


Supervisor

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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