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Who are the Deerfield Beach COPs?

The Deerfield Beach Citizen Observer Patrol is a dedicated volunteer organization that provides assistance to the Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and the community with the goal of reducing crime and providing support to increase the safety of our citizens.

 

One of the many tasks of a COP is to patrol neighborhoods.

 

When patrolling, COPs provide a visible, friendly presence in the community and are ready to assist citizens who may need help. For instance, a stalled vehicle,  a query about directions or a request for help. If a situation requires the intervention of law enforcement, then the COP will call a deputy and monitor the situation until a deputy arrives, unless otherwise directed.

 

Deerfield Beach COPs are your neighbors and friends. We do much more than patrol. COPs provide support during community events and work to help to improve conditions for the elderly in our community. Check our EVENTS page and TRIAD & SALT page on this website for more information.

 

The Deerfield Beach Citizen Observer Patrol has members who are CPR certified and have training in disaster mitigation, hurricane preparedness and other areas of emergency response. These COPs are members of our Emergency Response Team (ERT) and are called to duty in the event of a major incident or disaster. This special group of COPs are also members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and continuously update their training with CERT in classroom sessions and disaster drills that simulate real world disaster scenarios. The current class schedule is posted below:

Updated Thursday January 11, 2018 CERT Basic Training

Please email  cert@deerfield-beach.com for registration and further information.

PLACE: At Fire Station 102 located at 1441 FAU Research Park Blvd (SW 11th St), 3rd Floor Training Room

TIME: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 

CONTACT: email  cert@deerfield-beach.com

IMPORTANT: Must attend all classes to graduate the program!

EXAMPLE CURRICULUM

Date

Time

Class

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 1 Introduction / Disaster Preparedness

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 2 Fire Safety / Fire Supression / Utility Controls 

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations I

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations II

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 5 Light Search & Rescue Operations

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 6&7 CERT Team Organization & Disaster Psychology

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Unit 8&9 Terrorism and CERT& Course Review 

XX/XX/XX

1830-2130

Finale Disaster Simulation Drill & Graduation

MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES TO GRADUATE!

To register for this free class, send your name, address, email, cell phone tocert@deerfield-beach.com Classes held on Thursday evening, for eight consecutive weeks from 1830 hrs to 2130 hrs (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM). Training held in the third floor training room of Fire Station 102, located at 1441 FAU Research Park Blvd. (On SW 11th St. across from Cracker Barrel Restaurant).