Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) continues to seek members in the Bridgetown area. This volunteer organization allows citizens to assist local police by patrolling in pairs in personal vehicles. New members receive general training and equipment. On patrol, C.O.P.s watch for suspicious activity and call it in to the detachment. They might, for example, call in illegal activity by a driver then maintain visual contact until a cruiser can arrive to take over.
Cst. Dale Guy says the most common worry for potential members is time. Scheduling is not a problem though, because Citizens on Patrol give as much or as little time as they have available. "They really seem to enjoy being involved and contributing. It's a real boost to the local police. The extra eyes and earsreally help. They hey've been very valuable in a number of investigations," says Guy.
Anyone interested in joining Citizens on Patrl should contact Cst. Guy at 665-4481.
From the Annapolis County Spectator, February 26, 2009.