Officer Dontavius Wilcox
Officer Dontavius T. Wilcox has been with the Rockledge Police Department since January 22, 2018. Officer Wilcox grew up in the Cocoa/Rockledge area and attended Rockledge High School where he graduated in May of 2002. While attending Rockledge High School, Officer Wilcox participated on the basketball, track and football teams. For the track team, Officer Wilcox was a State Championship qualifier in the 100 meters. During his senior year on the football team, Officer Wilcox helped the school win its first state championship. Officer Wilcox was also the Captain of the football team and he was named the MVP of the championship game and MVP for the season.
Upon graduating Rockledge High School, Officer Wilcox was awarded a full scholarship to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Central Florida where he participated on the football team and studied Hospitality Management. While at the University of Central Florida, Officer Wilcox joined a group of athletes who traveled to schools in the Orlando area to speak to young students, sponsored by the United Way Organization. Shortly after graduating from the University of Central Florida, Officer Wilcox moved back to the Brevard County area and continued his involvement with area youth.
Officer Wilcox spends his personal time coaching multiple youth sports, including basketball, baseball and football. Officer Wilcox’s professional experience ranges from working with at risk youth while working for Devereux Kids and the Department of Juvenile Justice. He’s also worked with adults trying to get their life back on track while employed with the Misdemeanor Probation Office. Lastly, Officer Wilcox spent time working with troubled families while working for the Department of Children and Families. After starting a family of his own, Officer Wilcox felt the need to play a bigger role in the community, which led him to apply to become a Police Officer in the City of Rockledge
In 2018, Officer Wilcox began his career as a Police Officer with the Rockledge Police Department. After nearly 3 years on Road Patrol, Officer Wilcox was selected to take over for Officer Pirson as the School Resource Officer at Rockledge High School. In his role as the school’s new School Resource Officer, Officer Wilcox plans to use the skills that he has gained over the years to assist in creating an extraordinary learning environment for the students. Officer Wilcox also plans to continue his role in the school and the community as a leader, coach and mentor.