The Citizens on Patrol Program, COPS, is an initiative by the Belize Police Department designed to enhance community participation and foster better communities. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye finally has a group of citizens who have volunteered their time to make our little island a safer place and on Thursday, January 31, 2019, The Belize Police Department celebrated its 10th Graduation of Citizens on Patrol.

Citizens on Patrol will volunteer their time to conduct observatory patrols in different neighborhoods and although they are uniformed in khaki shirts and black long pants and will be equipped with hand held radios. COPs do not have the power to arrest anyone but will patrol in pairs and will have the full protection to the Belize Police Department.

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