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

Bio coming soon

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.


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.).

Henry Cabrera

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.


Lieutenant Frederick C. Hofer, III
Employee Development Coordinator

Bio coming soon


Sergeant Daniel Noordeloos
Special Enforcement Team

Bio coming soon


Sergeant Darren Karp
Traffic Unit

Bio coming soon


Team 1

Robert Wehmeyer
Kathy Markland
Jason Kohlhorst

Team 2

Dominic Coppola
Kevin Valade
Jenna Kriplean

Team 3

Robert Wehmeyer
Kirk Carlson
James Dingus

Team 4

Shawn Shelton
Stephen Guenther
Frank Fuentes

Criminal Investigations Division

Lieutenant R. Chris Markland
Criminal Investigations Division Commander

Bio coming soon


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.


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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