The Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) is a volunteer unit of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. The program is comprised of over 80 individual COP units from neighborhoods much like your own.
- Volunteers wear distinctive uniforms and drive specially marked vehicles
- Each COP vehicle is equipped with a radio and police scanner
The application must be done at the Cresthaven Headquarters along with the 8 hours of initial training . The rest of the training will be done here in Jupiter Farms at your convenience. The best way to apply is to COP Headquarters direct. The phone number is 433-2003. They will arrange a day and time to come and apply. If you apply drop Lt. Frances Mullane an email to inform her you are in the process (FHMullane@comcast.net).
COP assists Jupiter Farms residents on a daily basis and provides an increased eyes and ears presence; which PBSO cannot accomplish alone. From vacation house checks to safety patrols the COP has been a proven deterrent in neighborhoods like ours, Please give it some thought and consideration.
Also, if you feel that the COP unit is not the right fit, the PBSO Satellite Office in Sierra Square could also use some volunteers. You do not have to be a COP. You can commit to as little as 4 hours a week to help assist behind the desk in the day to day operation of the office. For information on volunteering at the PBSO satellite office contact Sherry Clutter at email@example.com.
Last year Lt. Mullane was JFR’s ‘Hero of the Year’ for good reason. Frances has dedicated many years volunteering to help maintain her community’s safety and well being. Please respond to her call for volunteers and give a little back to your community as well.
In the meantime, Frances reminds up to stay alert and on the lookout and that is what it takes. Lock your gates, doors, and vehicles. Don’t leave things in view while in your vehicle. And remember, security lights, cameras, and alarms all work well to deter crime.
Please think about helping out your community directly, by volunteering to help keep Jupiter Farms safe.
If you are going away and would like to COP Patrol to perform house checks on your property:
1. Download form and complete making sure you sign and have it filled in completely.
2. Fax to 561 745-9078 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org preferably several days before leaving.
3. To those wanting COP house checks, please BE SURE your house number is clearly marked on your gate or fence please; mailboxes are not always in front of one’s house and can be problematic for COP units and any first responders. Thank You!