The Citizens on Patrol (COP) division was formed in 2010 by a group of Citizens Police Academy alumni as a supplemental, non law enforcement, patrol division designed to assist patrol officers in reducing crime and other basic duties.
With active members and an average of volunteer hours per month the COP's operation has far exceeded its initial expectations. COP's now operate side-by-side with patrol officers on calls such as disabled vehicles, car crashes, traffic control, vacation house watches, and much more.
The Citizens on Patrol program is invaluable to the success of the Murphy Police Department and depends 100% on volunteers. Those interested in joining the Citizens on Patrol program simply need to fill out the application online or in person at the Police & Courts building. You can also contact Sgt. Bill Vegas.