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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.

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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 County), Jeannette litigated all types of criminal cases and supervised several assistant state attorneys.

Special Operations Division

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Captain John Leonard
Special Operations Division Commander

Captain 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. Captain Leonard is a graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy as well as the Southern Police Institute's Command Officer's Development Course.

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Sergeant Jenna Kriplean
Traffic Unit Supervisor

One of the words Sergeant Kriplean uses to describe herself is "driven." She says she inherited that drive from her father, a member of the United States Army's elite Golden Knights Parachute Team, known for its unique and skilled demonstrations at airshows and other events across the country. She began her career here in Coconut Creek as a telecommunications technician in 1997. Over the next four years, she honed her skills in emergency communications, graduated with a degree in biology from Florida Atlantic, and driven by her interest in public service, set a goal to become a police officer. She met that goal in 2001 after being promoted to a sworn police officer position here at the Coconut Creek Police Department. Following more than a decade as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2014. In March 2019, she was the appointed Supervisor for the Traffic Unit, overseeing the education and enforcement of all traffic safety initiatives here in Coconut Creek.

 

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Sergeant Barbara Hendrickx
Community Services Supervisor

Barbara became a police officer for the City of Coconut Creek Police Department in 2013. During her first five years as an officer, she was the Bike Patrol Officer representative on her team as well as a Field Training Officer. In March 2018, Barb was transferred into the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) as a Detective. Barb currently is a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, the department’s Recruitment Team, and proudly serves as one of the founding members and is an instructor for the Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange program. In August 2018, she was promoted to the Sergeant over the Community Services Unit (CSU).

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Sergeant Dan Eberly
School Resource Officers' Supervisor

A native of Miramar, Sergeant Eberly joined the Coconut Creek Police Department in 2000 as a Community Service Aide. A year later he was hired as a police officer recruit and graduated from the Broward County Police Academy in the spring of 2002. He has extensive experience as a patrol officer, a field training officer, and training officer. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017. He holds a certification as a school resource officer. Sergeant Eberly is also a long time high school and college basketball referee.

Support Services Division

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


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Lieutenant Brandi Montagnino
Support Services Lieutenant

Lieutenant Brandi Montagnino 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 and assigned to the Patrol Division. She is a proud member of the Coconut Creek Honor Guard and supervises the Homeless Education Assessment Resource Team (HEART).  She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the fall of 2018.


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Lieutenant Scott Slavin
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Scott Slavin began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a police officer for City of Oviedo where he served for two years before becoming a deputy sheriff with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Central Florida.  During his tenure, he has held positions as:  field training officer, corporal, flight officer, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and administrative sergeant.  In 2012 Scott was sworn in as a Coconut Creek Police Officer.  Scott is a Desert Storm veteran and an Airman Leadership School graduate.  A former instructor for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) and a graduate of the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI).


Operations Division

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Captain Fred Hofer
Police Services Division Commander

Captain 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 commanded the Special Enforcement Team, Employee Development, and the SWAT Team. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 2018. Captain Hofer is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 75th Command Officer Development School.

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Lieutenant Daniel Noordeloos
Patrol Team 1 Supervisor

Lieutenant Noordeloos began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the City of Margate as a community service aide. He 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 chosen 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. In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and is currently assigned to patrol. He has been a member of the SWAT team since 2007 and a team leader since 2014. Lieutenant Noordeloos has an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Broward College and Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University.

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Lieutenant Shawn Shelton
Patrol Team 2 Supervisor


Lieutenant Shawn Shelton has served the Coconut Creek Police Department for over 30 years. After completing his associate degree in his hometown near Cleveland, Ohio he transferred to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1985. He later began his law enforcement career in 1987 with the City of Delray Beach before coming to Coconut Creek in the capacity of a public safety officer in 1988. After working multiple years assigned to patrol as a police officer and firefighter, he transferred from patrol into the then Community Involvement Unit. It was there he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Under his supervision, the first Coconut Creek Police Explorer Program was started. During this time Lt. Shelton also oversaw the initial development of the City’s School Resource Officer and Crime Prevention Programs; both of which produced such programs as: Crime Spotters, Heart Throb Club, DARE, SEATS and several other very popular safety programs. After serving in the Community Involvement Unit for 8 years, Lt. Shelton was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and reassigned to patrol for 10 years. He later was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Section where he spent upwards of 5 years as a Detective Sergeant, overseeing day to day operations of the unit. He appreciated this opportunity for professional growth prior to transferring back to patrol where he is currently assigned as a patrol commander. Lieutenant Shelton looks forward to continuing to serve the Coconut Creek Community and the many talented employees of the police department.



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Lieutenant Henry Cabrera
Patrol Team 3 Supervisor

Lieutenant Henry Cabrera is a 24-year veteran of the Coconut Creek Police Department. During his tenure with the agency, Lt. Cabrera has served as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer and a Special Victims Detective. After being promoted to Sergeant, he was assigned to the Patrol Division, supervisor of the  Community Involvement Unit, assigned as an Administrative Sergeant, and as the department’s (PIO) Public Information Officer.

Lt. Cabrera holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and a B.A in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Henry is a certified accreditation assessor through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. He currently serves as a Patrol Division Commander on day shift.


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Lieutenant Darren Karp
Patrol Team 4 Supervisor

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 the Sergeant of Traffic Unit in October of 2016 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in early 2019. Lieutenant Karp is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 73rd Command Officer Development School.

Team 1

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Sergeant Kathryn Markland
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Sergeant Jason Kohlhorst

Team 2

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Sergeant Adam Marts
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Sergeant Joseph Fariello

Team 3

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Sergeant Jim Dingus
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Sergeant Joseph Jahrsdoerfer

Team 4

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Sergeant Francis McManus
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Sergeant Brian Mullin

Criminal Investigations Division

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Lieutenant Fred Shelton
Criminal Investigations Division Commander

Lieutenant Fred Shelton began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the City of Pompano Beach Police Department.  After a brief stint, he was hired with the City of Coconut Creek Police Department in 1995 as a patrol officer, where he has served for the last 23 years.  During his tenure with Coconut Creek Police Department, he has held the positions of patrol officer, bike patrol officer, DUI officer, Traffic Homicide Investigator, Motor officer, Aggressive Driving Enforcement officer, Road Patrol Sergeant, Road Patrol Lieutenant and currently Criminal Investigations Division Commander.  Lieutenant Shelton has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami.  He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course, class of 75.  He would like to leave you with this leadership quote:

“In 1942, General Patton took command of the Desert Training Center.  Upon his arrival, all officers and enlisted men stood for inspection.  Patton advised them that everyone under his command would be required to run a mile in fifteen minutes carrying their rifle and full military pack.”  He said, “We will start running from this point in exactly thirty minutes.  I will lead.”

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Sergeant Frank Fuentes
CID Supervisor

Born in Bronx, New York, Sergeant Fuentes is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in public administration.
His career in law enforcement started in July 2005 when he was hired as a Financial Crime Investigator (non-sworn) with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), investigating Public Assistance Fraud. In December 2007, he was promoted to a sworn police officer with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a Special Agent. He joined the City of Coconut Creek in February 2010 as a road patrol officer. In November 2010, he made the SWAT team. In December of 2012, he was promoted to Detective. In March 2016, he was promoted to the supervisory role of Road Patrol Sergeant, where he managed and mentored a unit of ten officers. On December 2016, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant (current role), where he oversees criminal investigations (CID), Background Investigations, Crime Scene Unit (CSU), Crime Analyst, and Victim Advocate. He has a three-year-old daughter, Catalina Amelia.

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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.