Cocoa Police Department Detective Joins Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Task Force
By Space Coast Daily // December 2, 2016
Detective Ronnie McCarron
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Detective Ronnie McCarron was sworn in as one of the newest members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Task Force.
McCarron joins a team of eight full-time investigators from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and other partnering municipal agencies including the Cocoa Police Department.
The mission of the task force is to focus on combatting financial crimes such as identity theft, credit card/debit card fraud, forged or counterfeit documents, embezzlement and other economic or “white collar” criminal incidents.
“Economic crimes impact a lot of unsuspecting people and in some cases they lose everything they have,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe. “I’m proud to be part of this important task force by dedicating one of our detectives to be part of the team. I’m confident Detective McCarron will make a significant contribution to the overall effort of reducing the impact of these economic crimes in our city and throughout Brevard County.”
Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated, “We are extremely proud of this important partnership and welcome the Cocoa Police Department and Agent McCarron to the unit. Identity Theft and the related fraud investigations are impacting thousands of victims every day, and only through innovative concepts such as this task force will we be able to eliminate jurisdictional boundaries and put these predators behind bars where they belong!”
Detective Ronnie McCarron joined the Cocoa Police Department in 2005. He became a detective in May of this year. “This is a wonderful opportunity and I’m honored to be able to serve in this capacity,” said Detective McCarron. “Economic crimes are very involved and require much attention to detail and I am looking forward to getting started.”
The Economic Crimes Task Force is funded and managed by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
It is a multi-agency task force which consists of eight full-time investigators from various municipal partners including Melbourne, Titusville and Cocoa Police Departments, the State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.