Citizen on Patrol (COP) Program

The Citizens on Patrol volunteer group is looking for dedicated individuals to help support the Southlake Police Department and its community.  

The Citizen on Patrol (COP) Program mission is to assist and serve the Southlake Police Department by providing additional patrol resources that promote the safety and security of the citizens and visitors to the community.

What tasks does a COP member conduct?

A COP member assists the patrol officers by conducting a variety of tasks including:

  • Driving patrols in city neighborhoods, businesses, parks, and school looking for suspicious activity
  • Assist motorists with a battery jump 
  • Assist officers with towing needs of a stranded motorist
  • Walking patrols at community events such as Art in the Square, Stars & Stripes, and Oktoberfest

How often do I have to volunteer to remain active in the COP program?

We ask COP members to volunteer for a minimum of one 4-hour patrol per month. A COP patrol rotation schedule is completed in advance.

What are my next steps to becoming a Citizen on Patrol volunteer?

 Register for, and complete the upcoming Citizens Academy class*

    • Class days are Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning March 22 - April 12, 2022 (space is limited)
    • Class times are 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
    • A full agenda of class information with dates, times, and locations will be sent
*After successful completion of the Citizens Academy, citizen on patrol ride outs and training with current COP members will be required.

To register for the next class download the 
Citizens Academy Application

COP Members in Action!

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Contact Us

  1. Valerie Snyder
    Public Education 

    Non-Emergency Dispatch 

    Police Station Location
    DPS HQ
    600 State Street
    Southlake, TX  76092