Cocoa Police Officer Tests Positive For COVID-19

COCOA, Florida – A Cocoa police officer tested positive for COVID-19 and is home recovering well, the Cocoa Police Department announced on Tuesday.

The department says that it is following all CDC guidelines for contact tracing, testing and continuity of operations and additional safety measures include pre-screening all employees with temperature checks.

Officers and employees are required to wear masks and gloves as needed when in public while also adhering to social distancing guidelines.

This is the only confirmed case among the employees at the police department and the city.

“We are thankful that the officer is doing well and recovering at home,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe.

“We want to make sure we continue to follow all the guidelines to prevent the spread of this virus and we strongly encourage everyone to do the same in order to reduce the risk for every person.”

All city facilities are closed to the public and access is only by appointment. The police department is still operational.

For all emergencies, please dial 911. If you need to make contact with the Police Department, please go to the side door entrance (east side of the building) and press the call button in order to speak to an officer and/or make a report.

To make arrangements to pick up property, please call 321-637-6304.

To obtain a copy of a police report please call 321-637-6300 or email your request to [email protected]

For all other inquiries or non-emergency issues, please contact 321-637-6300 or after hours at 321-639-7620.