Cocoa Beach police warn safety ahead of Memorial Day crowds


COCOA BEACH , Fla. — The Cocoa Beach Police Department posted a letter on their Facebook page telling the party promoter she is in violation of the City’s Special Event ordinance, and she could face a fine and up to 60 days in jail.


“The intelligence that we received told us that we could expect as many as an extra 1400-1500 vehicles in the city when there’s only around 1800 parking spots total,” Wes Mullins, Cocoa Beach Police Chief.

The city of Cocoa Beach Police is now working with federal, state and local partners to help ensure public safety.

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Police at Cocoa Beach have been made aware of an unpermitted beach party happening on Saturday.

A news conference will be held at noon regarding the illegal event titled “Beach Day Party” happening Saturday

In a statement released from CBPD, officials said, “This is an unpermitted event and is therefore illegal. The City Manager has established a Special Event Zone under Florida Statutes. This zone is from the North entrance of Cocoa Beach to the South entrance of Cocoa Beach.”

The agency goes on to say, “All traffic violations will be strictly enforced, and fines will be doubled. Any traffic violations can result in the towing and impoundment of vehicles. There will be strict enforcement of all Florida Statutes and ordinances, including arrests as appropriate.”

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Carl-Max Millionard, WFTV.com

Carl-Max Millionard is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.

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