Announcement News Releases

NR 17-51  Investigative Update: Unincorporated Cocoa Shooting 

November 1, 2017 - 11:19 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is releasing an update in the shooting incident that occurred yesterday morning in the area of South Ridgewood Drive, unincorporated Cocoa. The 18-year-old victim is in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to survive her injuries. The person handling the firearm that discharged, striking the victim is Read More

NR 17-50 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting In Unincorporated Cocoa 

October 29, 2017 - 11:13 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred this morning in the area of South Ridgewood Drive, unincorporated Cocoa. Deputies responded to the residence at approximately 10:20 a.m. after a call was received stating that a person had been accidentally shot. Deputies arrived to find the victim suffering from a life Read More

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

October 12, 2017 - 5:24 pm Author: Category:

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO):  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on November 14, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Brevard County Sheriff’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  BCSO must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many Read More

NR 17-46 Sandbag Distribution

October 5, 2017 - 10:29 am Author: Category:

With the forecast of additional rain over the next 24 – 48 hours, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing sandbags today, Thursday October 5th from 11:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow, October 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or until supplies are depleted.  The distribution site will be located across the street Read More

NR 17-44 Avoid Post-Hurricane Contractor Fraud and Other Scams

September 13, 2017 - 2:36 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to spread awareness about post-hurricane frauds and scams. To prevent becoming a victim of fraud please follow the tips listed below. Tips: Contractor frauds  1. Make sure you hire contractors that are licensed and insured in the State of Florida. Request the contractor’s license Read More


September 11, 2017 - 12:52 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is providing the following safety information in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. There have been significant power outages across Brevard County and many of the traffic signals are not operational, objects are obstructing roadways, and many streets are impassable by either debris or water. Citizens are urged to please avoid Read More

NR 17-41 Update – Sandbag Distribution

September 8, 2017 - 5:09 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is discontinuing the distribution of sandbags tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Mitchell Ellington Park in Merritt Island.  All other locations will be open for distribution tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M. and will continue distributing through noon or until supplies are gone. The three locations are: NORTH BREVARD AREA Chain Read More


September 7, 2017 - 2:49 pm Author: Category:

  Starting tomorrow, Friday, September 8, 2017, the South Brevard Area Distribution site for sandbags will be the parking lot of the Palm Bay Campus at Eastern Florida State College, located at 250 Community College Pkwy SE, Palm Bay, FL.  All four locations will be open for distribution starting at 8:00 A.M. and will continue Read More


September 7, 2017 - 10:35 am Author: Category:

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. — Brevard County has announced a mandatory evacuation order starting at 3 PM Friday. This order is for Evacuation Zone A, ( which includes the barrier islands, Merritt Island and some mainland low-lying areas along the Indian River Lagoon. In addition, those who live in mobile or manufactured homes or in other flood-prone Read More