COP (Citizen Observer Patrol)
The COP unit patrols the community in marked Sheriff’s patrol cars keeping watch for anything unusual and reports directly to the Sheriffs dispatchers or to 911 depending on the circumstances. The COP unit only takes its instructions from the Sheriff and not from the POA or the management office.
To become a member, you take a basic training course and “on the job” training with a field training officer. After training, you will be given a uniform shirt. We have 2 patrol cars that are given to us by PBSO, so you can either drive or ride along. We require a commitment to patrol a minimum of 3 hours per week (1 hour at a time or 3 hours all at once at a time of your choosing) out of a total of 168 hours and to attend a one hour monthly meeting. Meetings are held at 9am on the first Thursday of every month, and are preceded by coffee and bagels at 8:30 – a chance to schmooze with your comrades.
If you want to bike, the PBSO has an additional program available that will provide you with an $800 bike and helmet. The training for this program is separate from the patrol car program.
CONTACT: Please call property management (561-499-6358) to be directed to a club contact.
ANNUAL DUES: None
MEETINGS: First Thursday of every month from 9am-10am in the Social Hall