The Trophy Club Citizens on Patrol consists of volunteers who have completed the Citizen’s Police Academy as well as additional training to prepare them to drive a Town vehicle, observing and reporting on suspicious activity.
Our Citizens on Patrol have found major water leaks as well as suspicious persons. Their activities have resulted in several arrests and have increased the number of close patrols on homes in town.
The Citizens on Patrol are not police officers and do not act as if they were. They are unarmed observers serving as additional eyes and ears for the Police Department. Like the Neighborhood Watch participants, they are trained to observe and report, not to intervene in incidents.
As part of our Citizens Corps initiative, the Citizens on Patrol, called Volunteers in Police Service in some jurisdictions, also provide traffic direction for special events, transport police vehicles to repair shops, provide volunteer service in administrative capacities, and enhance the safety and security of our Town.
If you are interested in volunteering in this manner, you will need to first complete a Citizen’s Police Academy class. You can apply by submitting this online form (PDF) or calling our Community Service Officer at 682-237-2968.