C.O.P.s

Citizens on Patrol

This program aids in having more eyes and ears on the street to deter crime and help to report suspicious activity.  Participants must have successfully completed the Citizen Police Academy prior to appointment as well as ride with one of our police officers for 8 hrs, giving them a basic understanding of calls for service and situations the officers must handle.  When both phases of training are completed, they are then eligible to patrol in our specially marked vehicle. At no time will the citizen respond to active police calls or carry a weapon.

 

Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is a program designed to foster better communication between citizens and police through education. The Academy creates a nucleus of well-informed citizens who possess greater insight into police practices and services. Graduates of the Academy can share their knowledge and experiences with the community as the opportunity arises. Everyone benefits from enhanced citizen understanding of the role and function of their police department.