WATCH: Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe Swears in New Officers James Peek and Joseph Lavelle
By Space Coast Daily // May 6, 2020
will spend the next few months in training
WATCH: Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe recently administered the Police Officers Oath to the department’s two newest officers – Joseph Lavelle and Jame Peek. (CPD video)
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe recently administered the Police Officers Oath to the department’s two newest officers – Joseph Lavelle and Jame Peek.
Officer Peek is a Cocoa native and graduated from Cocoa High in 1998.
He has spent the last 12 years working in private security and decided he wanted to become a sworn police officer for the City of Cocoa.
In April, Peek graduated from the Criminal Justice Academy at Eastern Florida State College and currently resides in Cocoa with his wife and son.
Officer Lavelle was born and raised in West Palm Beach and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. He attended the Criminal Justice Academy at Indian River State College and graduated in November 2019.
Both officers will spend the next few months in training learning the policies and procedures of the department. They must pass the Field Training and Evaluation Program before being deployed to solo patrol duties.
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