Broward Sheriff’s Office Holding COP Training Program in Tamarac

COP Volunteers in the Woodmont Country Club

COP Volunteers in the Woodmont Country Club

By: Sharon Aron Baron

The Broward Sheriff’s Office offers a Citizens Observer Patrol or COP program which provides volunteer communities a free police car, gas, and all the upkeep.  In exchange, certified volunteers who drive around in pairs, observe and report suspicious issues.

As a COP volunteer, residents cannot approach or arrest people.  Any activity that looks suspicious must be reported to BSO by phone.  Volunteers drive around and cover areas of their community and become the eyes and ears of BSO.

Several times a year, the BSO District Office in Tamarac holds a training class.  Their next one is on Tuesday, February 9, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Tamarac BSO offices located at 7515 NW 88th Ave., next to city hall.  Becoming a COP volunteer requires a criminal background check and a Florida driver’s license.  To sign up, contact Deputy Jennifer Marion at 954-720-2225.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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