Coconut Creek Begins Implementation of CPSM Recommendations

Earlier this year, the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) implemented a rigorous project schedule to deliver an Operation and Data Analysis Report for the Coconut Creek Police Department (CCPD). The report details CPSM’s evaluation of the department workload and staffing, and provides recommendations for improvement.

CCPD is comprised of over one hundred law enforcement officers. Located in northern Broward County, CCPD serves the city’s 57,116 residents in 12-square-miles.

After witnessing CPSM’s work for the North Port Police Department, CCPD Chief Albert “Butch” Arenal, FPCA Past President, had requested permission from the City Manager to do an organizational and staffing review for Coconut Creek. The CPSM team, led by Carol Rasor-Cordero, closely collaborated with Chief Arenal and CCPD to analyze current procedures from a broad perspective.

“CPSM met every threshold they committed to,” said Chief Arenal. “They helped us review a good cross-section of the community to make tailored recommendations. We are planning on implementing hundreds of their recommendations.”

“From a customer service point of view, I got everything I asked for and more,” continued Chief Arenal. “If I ever serve as Chief in another Police Department, I would make it a condition of employment to hire CPSM.”

“Coconut Creek requested an aggressive project schedule to deliver this analysis,” stated CPSM principal and co-founder Leonard Matarese. “But Chief Arenal and his department were fully committed to working with our subject matter experts. They were a pleasure to work with, and we will be on hand to partner with them for future improvements.”

CPSM will present the final report to the Coconut Creek City Commission next month.

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