March 20, 2019

The Brunswick Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Observer Program (COP). The COP program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Brunswick Police Department that uses a simple approach to safeguarding neighborhoods through resident involvement. COP volunteers are local residents who help BPD fight crime by patrolling their community, looking out for suspicious activity or potential hazards, offering assistance to local residents. COP volunteers are often called upon to assist with traffic during major events like structure fires and also during the annual City of Brunswick Christmas Parade.

This course is designed to give citizens an overview of the department’s operational methods. It will provide insight as to how police personnel perform their duties. Class size is limited and seats will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. Applications can be picked up at police department at 206 Mansfield Street. Applicants must also be able to pass an informal background check.

Most sessions are in a classroom setting and do not require any physical training. The class sessions are usually scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There are usually four to five sessions scheduled. To apply for the Citizen Observer Program or for more information, please visit www.brunswickpolice.org/community-programs or contact Officer Marsha Myers-Bue at 912-279-2607 or Captain Wan Thorpe at 912-279-2611.