Citizens On Patrol

Active Volunteers

Citizen Volunteer Units are utilized throughout the county to assist the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in meeting law enforcement objectives during the normal course of operation as well as times of disasters and emergencies. 

 The Hesperia Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol Unit (COPs) provides a wide range of services to the community including:
  • Neighborhood patrol
  • Vacation checks (Extra Patrols)
  • Traffic and parking control at community events

They also perform many administrative functions within the police department including:
  • Inter-office mail delivery
  • Routine vehicle maintenance
  • Operation of the department’s incident command center during critical law enforcement incidents

A very vibrant group of volunteers, the Hesperia COP Unit currently has 50 members. In 2016, this unit logged more than 16,300 hours, and over 26,300 miles. 


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Must be a high school or possess a G.E.D.
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation.     


  • Monthly business meeting
  • Donate a minimum of 8 hours per month
  • Maintain current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Attend the Citizen Volunteer Academy training course.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jackie Chambers at (760) 947-1549.