Citizen on Patrol (COP) is a community crime watch program that prepares residents to be the “eyes and ears” of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). COP participants are trained in observing suspicious activities and contacting emergency services. This program promotes cooperation between residents and the City agencies that serve them.
Contact the COP Coordinator at your local substation for class dates and times. Please note that you can only attend COP classes at your local substation.
NOTE: You must complete a four-hour COP class for acceptance into the program.
Saturday classes: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Weekday classes: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
How to Join
- Contact your substation’s COP Coordinator for class dates and times. Please note that you can only attend COP classes at your local substation.
- Download and complete a COP application, or pick one up from your local substation.
COP Application(PDF, 75KB)
- Mail in or bring the completed application to your local substation
- Attend a 4-hour COP class
- After graduation, join with other COP grads in your neighborhood to set up your COP Patrols.