VIDEO: Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe Swears In Jerry Nava To Department

By  //  December 22, 2016

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Nava among half a dozen new officers hired in 2016

ABOVE VIDEO: Jerry Nava, 38, was sworn in by Chief Cantaloupe. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Nava came to the U.S. in 1997 with his mother and two brothers.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe administered the Police Officer’s Oath to the newest member of the department on Monday afternoon.

Jerry Nava, 38, was sworn in by Chief Cantaloupe. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Nava came to the U.S. in 1997 with his mother and two brothers.

In 2006, Nava joined the Fort Myers Police Department where he worked for four years. He later joined the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico before coming to Cocoa.

Nava will spend approximately three months with a field training officer learning the department’s policies and procedures before being deployed to solo duty.

Officer Nava was among more than half a dozen new officers hired in 2016.

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The Cocoa Police Department continues to actively recruit for ongoing vacancies due to anticipated retirements and normal attrition.

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