The West Melbourne Police Department’s mission focuses on leadership through innovation to meet today’s needs and future challenges. This is accomplished through problem-solving partnerships with our citizens and businesses. The West Melbourne Police Department is dedicated to preventing crime, apprehending criminals, servicing the community in an outstanding manner, and expediting the flow of traffic in a safe, calm manner.
POLICE CHIEF RICHARD T. WILEY
Chief Wiley has been employed in law enforcement for over 35 years, most of it with the Philadelphia Police Department. He was promoted four times during his career in Philadelphia and achieved the rank of Police Staff Inspector. Chief Wiley earned his Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from St. Joseph's University..
Chief Wiley retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in 2005 to accept a position as the Chief of Police for Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania. Lower Swatara Twp Police Department is a full service department consisting of 16 police officers and 1 civilian serving a population of 10,000 residents. On September 9, 2012, he was sworn in as the third Police Chief of the West Melbourne Police Department.
Chief Wiley is married to his wife Gigi and they have two children and 4 grandchildren.
DEPUTY CHIEF RICHARD CORDEAU
Originally born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Deputy Chief Cordeau moved to Brevard County prior to the start of grade school. He graduated from Palm Bay High School in 1996 and immediately enrolled in the Brevard Community College Police Academy in Melbourne. After graduating from law enforcement class 97L-1, he spent approximately 8 months as a Reserve Police Officer at the West Melbourne Police Department. In March 1998, Deputy Chief Cordeau was hired as a full time police officer.
In 2006, Deputy Chief Cordeau was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he led a squad of officers in the Patrol Division. He was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2007 where he served as Day Shift Watch Commander, Night Shift Watch Commander, Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Patrol Division Commander and Public Information Officer. After being promoted to the rank of Captain in January 2015, Deputy Chief Cordeau served as the Patrol Division Commander and Support Services Division Commander. He worked in the Support Services Division through August of 2018 at which time he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief Cordeau was named Officer of the Year in 2000 and Supervisor of the Year in 2011. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Administration from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. Deputy Chief Cordeau attended the 268th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He serves as a trustee on the Police Pension Board and is the President of the West Melbourne Police Athletic League Board of Directors. Deputy Chief Cordeau is a member of the Brevard County Association of Chiefs of Police, National Academy Associates and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is married to his wife Mary and has a daughter Jordan. His parents, siblings, and in-laws all live locally here in Brevard County.
captain charles finsted
captain mark thompson
Criminal Investigations Division
Lieutenant Carlos Navedo
LIEUTENANT JENNIFER BRUNO
Support Services Division