Chief Stephen McCosker was appointed in 2019, as the City of Crestview Chief of Police. Chief McCosker started his law enforcement career as a police officer with the City of Ocoee Police Department in 1992. As an officer with the Ocoee Police Department he held several different positions. Most notably, Chief McCosker spent two years assigned to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations, a 11th District State Attorney Task Force, working mid to upper level narcotics cases in an undercover capacity. During his career at the City of Ocoee he worked his way up the ranks and was appointed Deputy Chief in 2015. He remained the Deputy Chief until accepting the appointment with the City of Crestview.
Chief McCosker has earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College. He continued his education at University of Central Florida. There he earned a Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership in 2005, attended the summer study abroad in Russia at the Volgograd Law Academy in 2006, and has earned Master Degrees in both Criminal Justice and Public Administration in 2008. In 2011, he earned the designation of Certified Public Manger through Florida State University. Stephen McCosker is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy Session 271. He is a former college adjunct professor at Valencia College and for 15 years was a high liability and advance course instructor at Osceola County’s Law Enforcement Academy.