COP (Citizen Observer Patrol)

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Together we can be a great team. The Broward Sheriff's Office believes that with residents helping our officers spot suspicious activities, we can stop crimes before they are committed. BSO's COP Program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Sheriff's Office that uses a simple approach to safeguarding neighborhoods through residents' involvement. 

The primary functions of the COP program include, but are not limited to, the following duties in their assigned areas:

  • Patrolling and observing for possible criminal activity or persons needing assistance.
  • Reporting suspicious or criminal activity according to agency protocol.
  • Providing assistance to members of the Broward Sheriff's Office as needed.
  • Providing assistance to the public when necessary within the scope of their duties.
  • Additional special duties will be determined by the Sheriff or designee with oversight from the COP district command staff.

For more information on becoming a COP volunteer, contact your local BSO district office or call BSO's Youth & Neighborhood Services at (954) 321-4100.

Click here for an application for the COPs program. (This is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Complete the form and return it to your local district office. Applicants should attach a photocopy of their driver's license or other identification to this form.