The Eyes and Ears of Law Enforcement

__E T Russell __ The Big Bear Sheriff Citizens on Patrol (COP) has an unlimited list of great prizes to raffle off September 2, 2014. The annual event is to promote community awareness and attract COP recruitment.

Team members offering raffle tickets, are visible at several locations: Farmers Market, shopping areas, and various events in the community. In appreciation of the security of the COP, the raffle prizes have been contributed by Valley individuals and businesses. Some of the prizes include a $500 money card, firewood, helicopter tour, pet grooming, wood carvings, snow play, restaurants gift certificates, and many others.

To qualify for the raffle drawing tickets are $2.00 each, three tickets for $5.00 or fifteen for $20.00.  COP’s will hold the drawing at the Big Bear Sheriff Station Tuesday September 2nd. Prize winners will be notified by telephone. 

The local Citizens on Patrol is a volunteer team of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department that serves the public by monitoring the neighborhoods, assisting deputies with control at events, and basically helping keep law and order. The team members are searching for volunteers to join the COP Team.  

Application processing time is three months. The accepted applicants will be eligible for the Academy. The Training Academy including, CPR, First-Aid, Radio Procedures, Patrol and Traffic Control is scheduled for October, 2014.

To learn about the program stop in at the local Big Bear Sheriff Station or call 310-872-8479.