March 31, 2018
Emerald Oaks Retirement Community
20302 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78259
COP Training Class
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Cellular on Patrol, sponsored by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, is a unique and exciting program that gives residents an opportunity to work closely with law enforcement to make their neighborhoods a safer place to live. Join the program and learn how to keep your neighborhood safe.
The COP Training Program
The purpose of the COP Program is to prepare neighborhood residents to be the “eyes and ears” of the law enforcement community and to promote closer cooperation between residents and the agencies that exist to serve them. The training program consists of four hours of classroom training and the opportunity for 8 hours of ride-along at a later time with an experienced district patrol officer in a patrol vehicle.
During the classroom training sessions, volunteers are trained to recognize suspicious activities and other factors that lead to crime in their neighborhoods. Deputies present information on how to recognize various crimes, including burglaries, thefts, robberies, gang activities, and other crimes that may be present where the COP member will patrol. Upon completion of the training, COP graduates are provided a photo ID card. Hats and shirts with the COP emblem are also available for purchase by the graduates.
The ride-along experience provides COP volunteers with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with patrol procedures and to establish working relationships with the officers who patrol their neighborhoods. Most COP volunteers have found the ride-along experience to be one of the most educational and valuable parts of the COP program.
The COP program is now available to residents who live in unincorporated Bexar County and training is offered by the BCSO. Please email the COP coordinator for more information:
Deputy Richard Lozano
Email: [email protected]