Monday, August 15, 2016

Lake Worth's PBSO Cpt. Baer looking for volunteers for Citizens on Patrol (COP) program

Call 561-433-2003 for more information on the COP program.
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In this previous issue of the City's Worth Noting newsletter is information about the Citizens on Patrol program in Lake Worth:

     Citizens on Patrol or C.O.P is a large program in Palm Beach County, with over 2,500 volunteers. In the Lake Worth area, the number of volunteers ranges from 20-30 throughout the year. According to Baer, the goal is to double or triple that number.
     Volunteers use a cell phone provided by the sheriff’s office to report any suspicious activity. The volunteers also use cars which are specifically dedicated to the program. Volunteers are trained to observe and report, but not get involved in any crime they witness.
     “We provide the uniforms and the training. We would like to boost involvement. The more eyes we have out there for crime prevention, the safer the city will be.” 

[and. . .]

     The first step towards improving the program in Lake Worth is to recruit more volunteers. Both Baer and Captain Lindskoog from the Community Services Division have spoken at the NAPC, or Neighborhood Association President Council. The goal is to have at least two volunteers from each neighborhood in Lake Worth.