Please join the members of the Cocoa Police Department in congratulating Officer Brian Delos-Santos for being named officer of the year for 2001!
Brian was hired by the department in January of 1997 as a patrol officer. He soon realized a dream and became one of the department's canine officers.
He and his partner Drigon distinguished themselves during 2001 with many important operational achievements, including the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect as he fled from a store.
Brian epitomizes the community policing philosophy that the department strives to achieve. He and Drigon are constantly out of the car meeting people, particularly in the Historic Cocoa Village area of the city. He conducts frequent canine unit demonstrations, often with very short notice, and is always well received.
Brian was selected by a committee of his peers to represent the Cocoa Police Department as the officer of the year due to his consistent, daily performance.