Detective Coppin began his law enforcement career in 1988 when he became an officer with the West Palm Beach Police Department, following in the footsteps of his brother and uncle. During his 22-year career with West Palm Beach he was promoted through the ranks and retired in 2012 with the rank of Captain. At the time of his retirement he was the Bureau Commander of the Special Investigations / Criminal Investigations Division responsible for supervising all investigations initiated by the agency.
While with the West Palm Beach Police Department Detective Coppin earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Upon retirement Kevin attended St. Thomas University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 2016. Detective Coppin is certified by the United States Attorney’s Office as an expert witness and has provided testimony on numerous occasions to defense counsel regarding criminal cases in organized street gang crime and crack cocaine related offenses.
Detective Coppin served West Palm Beach on the Hostage Negotiation Team, Internal Affairs Division, Community Policing Division, Criminal Apprehension Team, and Organized Crime Task Force.
Detective Coppin recently joined the Juno Beach Police Department and had this to say …
“In the brief time that I have been with the Juno Beach Police Department I have been very impressed with the quality and professionalism of the men and women I am now working with. They are highly motivated and work diligently to ensure the safety of the Town’s residents, business owners and visitors. I am enjoying working with each of them to ensure that when there is a crime, it is fully investigated and in most cases, solved. Nothing pleases me more than to work with law enforcement professionals and to see a victim receive justice. “
Kevin and his wife of 31 years, Lydia, live in West Palm Beach with their daughter Bria and the family dog, Kobie.