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

Coconut Creek Police Department Seeks To Earn First State Reaccreditation Recognition

July 22, 2021

Coconut Creek, FL &emdash; The Coconut Creek Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the reaccreditation process from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) from August 24 – 26, 2021. Three CFA assessors will spend three days reviewing policies, interviewing employees, and making sure all CFA protocols are being followed department-wide. “Fewer than half of all law enforcement agencies in the state are CFA certified,” explained Chief of Police Butch Arenal. “A CFA certified agency is a distinction that ensures its community that its police department is meeting or exceeding the highest standards in accountability, transparency, and safety in law enforcement.”

The Coconut Creek Police Department gained initial CFA accreditation in October of 2018. The department will have to demonstrate competency in nearly 240 CFA core standards in order to earn reaccreditation. Many of the standards are essential to officer safety, customer service, and community trust.

As part of the reaccreditation process, the community is invited to offer comments by emailing the Coconut Creek Police Department. Emails can be addressed to pdaccreditation@coconutcreek.net and will be shared with the on-site assessment team. Comments may also be sent directly to the CFA. The organization’s mailing address is: Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL, 32302. The CFA also accepts emailed comments at flaccreditation@fdle.state.fl.us.

All community input will be included in the assessment team’s report to the full Commission in order to determine the department’s reaccreditation status. CFA accredited agencies go through this reaccreditation process every three years.

As part of the on-site assessment process, the Coconut Creek Police Department will be conducting a Static Display, which is a display of vehicles, equipment, and personnel that can be reviewed and evaluated by assessors to ensure compliance. Forensic Services, SWAT, K-9, Detectives, Bike Officers, etc. will all be a part of this display. In an effort to involve our Coconut Creek community in this process, members of the community are invited to attend the display, meet the officers, and see their tax dollars at work. The Static Display is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in the courtyard directly in front of the Coconut Creek Government Center [4800 West Copans Road]. The public is invited to attend on that date from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Police Department Hosted Events

Police Department Static Display
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Courtyard directly in front of City Hall
4800 West Copans Road

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.