Police Volunteers Stay Busy | News
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department is pleased with their Citizens on Patrol program, or COPS. This is a program designed to bolster the relationship between Coeur d'Alene citizens and the police department.
Last year there were 12 active members in the COPS program. One of their assignments was to keep parking issues from becoming a problem. Total this group issued 1,296 parking citations, logged 2,393 hours of patrol time and handled 1,093 abandoned vehicle calls. COPS members brought in around $19,440 in revenue to the city in 2011.
Each volunteer goes through 40 hours of instruction time. Graduates of the program help the police department with security checks, traffic control and additional staffing at special community events like parades and firework displays.