The Lake Havasu City Police Department is eagerly seeking community members who would like to volunteer as a Citizen on Patrol (C.O.P.).
The Citizens on Patrol program involves trained volunteers who donate their time and work together with the police department in the community to perform a variety of tasks that reduce crime and increase the overall quality of life by increasing the effectiveness of the police. C.O.P. Volunteers may be assigned to patrol the city in an effort to suppress crime by reporting activity or crime violations to the police department. Volunteers will not take enforcement action. Additionally, volunteers assist the Lake Havasu City Police Department with other functions that include traffic control, prisoner transports, vacation house checks, directed patrols of areas experiencing vandalism and graffiti, as well as offer additional staffing for special events such as parades, fairs, and school or community functions.
Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a volunteer application, participate in an oral interview with program coordinators, pass a background investigation and attend a volunteer C.O.P. academy instructed by Lake Havasu City Police Officers.
Applications can be obtained at the front desk of the Lake Havasu City Police Department. Downloadable applications will also be attached to this press release, at www.lhcaz.gov. Completed applications can be sent to Sergeant Lorne Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off at the Lake Havasu City Police Department. If you have further questions about this program, please contact the C.O.P. Program Coordinator, Sergeant Lorne Jackson at 928-855-1171 ext. 5211.