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.