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. 

January 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
11th North 9am - 1pm
16th West 6pm - 10pm
23rd Prue 6pm - 10pm

February 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
3rd North 6pm - 9pm
No COP Class Available West None
No COP Class Available Prue None

March 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
2nd North 6pm - 9pm
19th West 6pm - 10pm
19th Prue Canceled

April 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
4th North 9am - 1pm
No COP Class Available West None
No COP Class Available Prue None

May 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
2nd North 9am - 1pm
21st West 6pm - 10pm
21st Prue 6pm - 10pm

June 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
Out of Cycle Classes North TBD
No COP Class Available West None
No COP Class Available Prue None

July 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
Out of Cycle Classes North TBD
16th West 6pm - 10pm
23rd Prue 6pm - 10pm

August 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
Out of Cycle Classes North TBD
No COP Class Available West None
No COP Class Available Prue None

September 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
14th North 6pm - 9pm
17th West (Refresher) 6pm - 10pm
17th Prue 6pm - 10pm

October 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
3rd North 9am - 1pm
19th West (Banquet) 6pm - 10pm
No COP Class Available Prue None

November 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
2nd North 6pm - 9pm
No COP Class Available West None
19th Prue 6pm - 10pm

December 2020 Date Location Time
TBD Police Academy TBD
No COP Class Available North None
No COP Class Available West None
No COP Class Available Prue None

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 unless noted with different time. 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.