COPPThe Citizen On Phone Patrol. These programs have been in effect as far back as 1998 or even before in some communities. I fully approve of helping out ones community and keeping an eye on things. However this is not what gang stalking is about. Gang stalking is different in many regards. http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/14/news/korea.php
The problem is some elements of gang stalking are taking advantage of these programs and using or incorporating them to help harass innocent people.
Police, politicians, Companies, and many others in most communities are aware of these groups, many people are taking part in these groups, and these groups are fully supported by the above mentioned people.
Below is information about the (COPP) program in Longview Texas. These programs are however operational in many cities in America and Canada, and some are being abused to help target, watch and harass innocent people via gang stalking.
Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) acts as extra eyes and ears for the Longview Police Department in the cities neighborhoods. Private citizens volunteer their time and resources to actively patrol their neighborhoods to observe and report suspicious and/or criminal activities to the appropriate authorities.
C.O.P’s primary purpose is to help reduce crime and/or illegal drugs within the city through cooperation with the police department.
Within the C.O.P. program, citizens are needed to patrol their neighborhoods for 8 to 16 hours per month.
If you can spare at least 8 hours per month for the betterment of your community, C.O.P. needs you. None of our volunteers receive pay or reimbursements for any of our services.
Patrols are conducted in the Volunteer’s personal vehicles with the C.O.P. logo on magnetic signs for maximum visible identification. Also, shirts and jackets imprinted with the logo are supplied to each volunteer. Cell-Phones as well as Programed 800 mhz Two-way Radios are provided for patrollers ever constant contact with the Longview Police Dept. There must be two (2) or more patrollers in each patrol vehicle. Good friends, buddies or husbands and wives make an optimum patrol situation. COP is a non-profit organization incorporated by the state of Texas. We are 501 ( C ) (3) designated by the IRS to receive grants and donations.
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AGE 21 OR OLDER.
C.O.P. VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT POLICE OFFICERS and ARE TRAINED TO
OBSERVE and REPORT ONLY.
CITIZENS ON PATROL OBJECTIVES:
1. To assist the Longview Police Department through observing and reporting
2. To help reduce crime in neighborhoods
3. To increase cooperation between citizens and police
4. To educate citizens on crime prevention
5. To increase police authorized presence in neighborhoods
6. To unite residents for a dedicated reason
7. To increase crime awareness among the citizens in our own neighborhoods
8. To improve the quality of life in all areas of Longview
9. To provide a safe, secure environment for all neighborhood residents
10. To make a difference in our city
Increased citizen involvement can and will deter crime in your neighborhood. These patrols are a visible presence of police authority that helps to prohibit and deter criminal activities. C.O.P. also develops a closer relationship between the police and the community. This enhances and improves the overall quality of life within the city of Longview, Texas.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
C.O.P. participants will attend one eight-hour training session. During this time they will learn the observation techniques and police procedures necessary for safety and the smooth operation of patrolling. Each C.O.P. volunteer is required to participate in at least one ride-along with a uniformed patrol officer prior to starting patrols. This allows the citizens to experience the complexities of law enforcement, possibly from a different perspective.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
If you are thinking about joining Citizens On Patrol here is some information
Simply call the Information phone number below or
Call the Community Resource Officer in your area. (See item 7 below)
Attend training class for C.O.P. (8 hours classroom plus hands on instructions).
Complete one ride-along with a Longview Police Officer.
Remember you must be 21 or older.
For information & application: Call: ….903-237-8883
Or Contact Any Community Resource Officer at:
District A——— Community Resource Office: 903-295-8634
District B———-Community Resource Office: 903-758-3816
District C———-Community Resource Office: 903-236-4363
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The C.O.P. program assists the police department in crime prevention by:
actively patrolling neighborhoods and being visible
observing and recording activities and
reporting suspicious crime and/or illegal drug activity to the police.
The C.O.P. program increases the lines of communication between
Longview citizens and the Longview Police Officers by:
increasing direct interaction among citizens and officers;
informing and educating private citizens in the daily activities
of the police department; sharing with the concerned citizens of Longview
that they do have a voice and it’s time to be heard; empowering, uniting and
consolidating as many citizens as possible to support the police department.
More information about these programs can be used by following the links below.