San Antonio Police Department
Citizen on Patrol

SAPD offers residents the opportunity to participate in a special community involvement program named Citizen On Patrol (COP). The purpose of the COP Program is to prepare residents to be the "eyes and ears" of the police and to promote closer cooperation between residents and city agencies that exist to serve them.

How To Join COP

Determine which SAPD Substation serves the area where you live. Click here to view a MAP showing substation boundaries.  Then follow these steps:

  • Review the Schedule of COP Classes below and select a class date, at your substation, that fits your schedule. (You may attend COP classes only at the Substation that serves your neighborhood.)
  • Obtain an application in one of the following three ways:
    • Contact the COP Coordinator at your substation to check on class availability and obtain a COP Class Application
    • Go to your substation and pick up a COP Application
    • Click here to go the SAPD Forms Download Page to download a COP Application in PDF format.
  • Fill out and bring or mail the COP Application to your substation.
  • Attend a 4 hour COP class on selected dates. 
  • After graduation, join with other COP grads in your neighborhood to set up your COP Patrols.

One year after graduation you may attend a Refresher Class, if you wish. COP graduates may also volunteer to participate in "Map Patrols" in their substation area. 

  Regular COP Class Refresher Class
JANUARY 2017

7th - NORTH - 9 AM  - 1 PM

18th - PRUE (NW)-  6 PM - 10 PM    

19th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
           

 
FEBRUARY 2017

6th - NORTH - 6 PM - 10 PM

16th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
           
                    


           
MARCH 2017

9th PRUE - 6 PM - 10 PM

11th - NORTH - 9 AM - 1 PM   

23rd - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
           
           




APRIL 2017

3rd - NORTH - 6 PM - 10PM

20th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
                      
           

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MAY 2017

3rd - PRUE (NW) - 6 PM - 10 PM

6th - NORTH - 9 AM - 1 PM 

25th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
           


JUNE 2017 22nd - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
                       
 
JULY 2017 20th - WEST - 6 PM - 9 PM  

27th - PRUE (NW) - 6 PM - 10 PM

         

 

 
AUGUST 2017

17th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
           

 
SEPTEMBER 2017

16th - NORTH - 9 AM - 1 PM

27th - PRUE (NW) - 6 PM - 10 PM

 

 14th - WEST - 6PM - 9PM
OCTOBER 2017 2nd - NORTH - 6 PM - 10 PM  
NOVEMBER 2017 9th - PRUE (NW) - 6 PM - 10 PM  

 

 

Saturday Classes are from 8 am till 12 noon (or 9 am to 1 pm), when two dates are listed. When one Saturday date is listed, the class lasts all day (one meeting instead of two). Weekday Classes are from 6 pm till 10 pm. Classes at North (only) are one session, 4 hours long. Refresher classes are one session only. Contact your substation COP Coordinator for application forms, class times, etc. You can also download COP Application Forms (PDF format), fill them out, and send to your substation.