Cocoa High School Students Tour Cocoa Police Department, Learn About Becoming a Police Officer
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2023
will begin employment as Police Officer Trainees while attending the Police Academy
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa High School students toured the Cocoa Police Department on Monday to learn more about becoming a police officer.
Below are details about the Public Safety Sponsorship program. Before applying, please make sure you will be able to participate fully.
This program is time intensive and should be carefully considered by highly committed students. Please note the Eastern Florida State College admission requirements.
To be eligible, Applicants Must:
■ Be a Cocoa High student
■ Be a current Senior (planning to graduate in May 2023) with good academic standing or a student who recently graduated
■ 18 years of age and authorized to work in the United States
■ Accepted for enrollment or currently attending Eastern Florida State College
Fire Sponsorship Applicants must complete and pass EFSC Fire Training Academy Course, and EMT. Police Sponsorship Applicants must complete the EFSC Police Academy program.
■ Undergo and pass a medical physical examination
■ Non-User of tobacco products (Fire Applicants Only)
■ Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from the School Guidance Counselor
■ Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a Community Member
■ Submit a typed essay on why you should receive the sponsorship, not to exceed 500 words, that covers the following:
■ Describe why you are seeking work as a Police Officer or Firefighter/EMT for the City of Cocoa and what that career will mean to you, your family, and your community.
■ Discuss any volunteer work you currently, or have, participated in during the past two years.
■ Describe the impact that you believe education has had on your life.
Upon completion of the EFSC EMT and Fire academy, Sponsorship Recipients will then begin employment with the City of Cocoa as firefighters/EMTs.
Police Applicants will begin employment as Police Officer Trainees while attending the Police Academy.
■ Please complete each section in full.
■ Type or print legibly in black ink.
■ Include necessary signatures.
■ Obtain Letters of recommendation
■ Complete the Essay requirement
■ Complete applications must be received no later than May 5, 2023 (please keep a copy of your application).
A committee will review all applications and select candidates for a panel interview. Selected sponsorship recipients will be notified at the Cocoa High School Award Ceremony on May 17.
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