"Volunteers Policing Our Community"
Citizens On Patrol Mission
The City of Allen Police Department's Citizens On Patrol is a
dedicated group of volunteers whose mission is to assist the Allen Police
Department and the community by patrolling the streets, neighborhoods,
businesses and parks in an effort to recognize suspicious activity, assist
on-duty police officers, prevent crimes, establish a rapport with the Citizens
of Allen, and recruit and train COP volunteers.
Citizens On Patrol Objectives
- Deter crime with highly visible patrol and observation.
- Perform duties that enable officers to concentrate on higher priority
- Provide extra eyes and ears for the police in maintaining a safe
environment within the community.
Citizens On Patrol Members
COP members are not Peace Officers, but are volunteers who partner with the
Police Department to keep Allen, Texas, a safe and desireable place to live and
Citizens On Patrol Program Prerequisites
Allen Citizens Police Academy - Informative twelve week course on
Allen Police Department structure, operations, capabilities, and police officer
responsibilities and tactics. COP Advanced Training - Instructed by Allen
Police Department officers to establish the skills necessary to operate the COP
patrol car and equipment while performing all assigned tasks efficiently and
On Patrol Duty
- Residential & Business Patrol
- Crime Prevention
- Traffic Accident/Traffic Control
- Perimeter Control
- Motorist Assist
- Tow Truck Standby
- Homeland Security Inspections
- Handicap Parking Enforcement
- Open Garage Door Notification
- Park & Walk - Citizen Communication
- Nuisance Abatement - Sign Removal
- Event Support (Parades, Fun Runs, Allen USA Celebration)
- Sky Watch Tower Observation
COP Members encourage citizens to be active in the community by
attending the Citizens Police Academy and joining the Citizens On Patrol
The CPA application is included in the "Public Documents" of this site.
Send the completed form to the Allen Police Department, Community Relations Unit
205 W. McDermott Allen, Texas 75013