Volunteer Opportunities - Adults
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.)
Comprised of an active group of senior citizens and representatives from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Their goal is to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens and to identify problems and provide solutions.
Seniors interested in becoming involved in S.A.L.T. should call 954-389-2030.
Citizen Observer Patrol (C.O.P.)
A model program, COP’s are the additional eyes and ears of the community, assisting and enhancing our own policing efforts. Members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Countywide Operations professionally train all volunteers.
Interested citizens may call the Weston District, Broward Sheriff’s Office
BSO's COP Program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Sheriff's Office that uses a simple approach to safeguarding neighborhoods through residents' involvement. COP volunteers are local residents who help BSO fight crime by patrolling their community, looking out for suspicious activity or potential hazards and offering assistance to local residents.
Typical assignments in addition to patrol activities include performing checks on unoccupied residences (at the owner's request), checking on elderly or homebound residents (as requested) and reporting potential problems and neighborhood hazards to BSO.
COP volunteers wear uniforms and drive specially marked vehicles, adding to the crime-fighting presence in the community. Applicants must be 18 years of age, reside in Broward County, pass a background check, possess a valid Florida driver's license, complete at least four hours of the training program and comply with all program policies and procedures.