|The Police Administration Team
|The administration is the leadership of the organization. Each member of the administration is first charged with developing organizational goals and objectives designed to achieve the department’s mission. Performed annually, each member is responsible for implementing an action plan, which consists of resource allocation, budgeting, follow up, and follow through using administrative tools to manage and direct the overall activities of the Department. Click the photographs for bios and contact information.
Commander Dovale manages the Professional Compliance division of the police department, which encompasses internal affairs investigations, audits, response to resistance reviews, citywide internal investigations and policy and procedures review and compliance among other administrative duties. Commander Dovale also manages the Criminal Investigations Division which includes detectives and the Special Investigations Unit. In addition he is responsible for overseeing Property and Evidence, Crime Scene and the Victim Advocate.
Commander Dovale joined the Cocoa Police Department in 1997 as a patrol officer after receiving his certification in criminal justice from Mid Florida Technical College in 1995. Commander Dovale served in various positions including K-9 officer, detective and criminal investigations. Among his more noteworthy accomplishments, Commander Dovale was awarded the department’s Combat Cross for his role in stopping an active shooter who barricaded himself in his home on Hightower Street in 2000. The suspect fired several rounds at officers before he was wounded and subsequently arrested. More recently during his duties as a patrol sergeant, Commander Dovale assisted with the rescue of three pit bulls trapped in a storm drain. The rescue captured international attention and earned the department a “Compassionate Police Department” award from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Commander Dovale says he hopes to continue and improve the mission of the Professional Compliance division by raising the level of transparency and accountability by which it functions.
Commander Marchica joined the Cocoa Police Department in 2002. He began his service as a patrol officer and quickly rose through the ranks to serve in a variety of areas including SWAT, K9, field training, line supervision, and supervision of the former Street Crimes Unit. He took on leadership roles in SWAT, K9 and is currently commander of both units. Lt. Marchica also oversees the Crisis Negotiations Team which is another component of SWAT. This team responds to critical incidents and is trained to negotiate with suspects in order to bring a peaceful resolution to these incidents.
Cmdr. Marchica is considered a subject matter expert the execution of high risk warrants, special enforcement operations and planning, firearms, high liability and active shooter incidents. He is also a certified instructor in these areas.
In April, 2022, Lt. Marchica was assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Division.
Cmdr. Marchica holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He graduated from what was then known as the Brevard Community College Criminal Justice Academy where he earned his law enforcement certification and credentials.
Email: Cmdr. Tony Marchica
Lieutenant Mike Dellatorre is a lifelong resident of Brevard County. He graduated Rockledge high school in 1985 and joined the U.S. Army where he served as an infantryman for seven years. He was stationed in Germany and Ft. Stewart Ga. obtaining the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged and was recalled to active duty for operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Lt. Dellatorre graduated the Brevard Police Academy in 1992. He worked for the Titusville Police department, and the Rockledge Police Department before finding his permanent home with the Cocoa Police Department in 1996.
During his employment at the Cocoa Police Department, he has held such job duties as Field Training Officer, Government Housing Officer, Street Crimes Officer, SWAT Operator / Sniper, Community Policing Officer and was assigned as an investigator, Special Investigative Unit.
He rose through the ranks to become sergeant supervising such functions as road patrol, Street Crimes Unit, created and supervised the current community resource unit, now known as the community engagement unit. He also created and supervised the current Police Athletic League program, and served as a SWAT Team Leader for 10 years. Lt. Dellatorre has also been the department’s training supervisor and Field training Officer supervisor.
Lt. Dellatorre is currently the department’s senior training officer and is considered a subject matter expert in all aspects of law enforcement, instructing in high liability fields such as firearms, defensive tactics, patrol procedures, taser, chemical agent use, and community relations.
He has managed the Traffic Unit, Traffic Homicide Unit, Facility Maintenance, School Resource Officer Program, Honor Guard, VCOP Program, reserve and auxiliary officers, and has been assigned as special events administrator, ensuring the safety of thousands of visitors during major events. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.
Since 1999, Lt. Dellatorre has been an adjunct instructor for the Institute of Public Safety at Eastern Florida State College where he continues to train and teach the next generation of law enforcement officers.
Lt. Dellatorre holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He graduated the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course in February, 2022.
Email: Lt. Mike Dellatorre
Lt. Dabner Roman
Lt. Roman has been a law enforcement professional for 20 years, the last 12 of which have been spent serving the citizens of Cocoa and the Cocoa Police Department. He has served in a variety of roles including the supervision for two patrol squads, school resource officers, motor unit and traffic enforcement. He also served as a detective, worked on the agency accreditation, planned and coordinated some of the agency’s community outreach events, and has taken a lead role in the important work of recruitment of new officers. Lt. Roman holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.
Lt. Williams Mills
Lt. Mills joined the Cocoa Police Department in September, 1998. He served as a patrol officer, street crimes unit officer, community resource officer, detective, special agent and sergeant. He worked in the FBI’s Safe Street’s Task Force. During his tenure as sergeant, he supervised patrol operations, investigations, and crisis negotiations. He is also a firearms instructor, and managed the department’s Field Training and Evaluation Program for two years.
Lt. Bryan Stillwell
Lt. Bryan Stillwell is originally from New Jersey and has more than 30-years of law enforcement experience, a majority of which was spent with the Franklin Township Police Department in New Jersey where he retired in 2013. He continued his law enforcement service in the states of New Jersey and South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Centenary University in New Jersey. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University, Alabama, and an associate degree with a focus on criminal justice from Ocean City College in New Jersey. Lt. Stillwell is married with two grown children, and three Siberian Huskies ages 10, 9, and 2. He is also a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido martial arts.