The Citizens On Patrol program in Alberta has been operating for over 20 years. There are Citizens On Patrol programs in 40 some communities in the province. Alberta has a provincial organization, Alberta Citizens On Patrol Association (ACOPA) that provides training, insurance, training manuals, posters, and brochures for all groups. ACOPA is ready to assist any community that would like to start a Citizens On Patrol program. If you are concerned about what is happening in your community and would like to do something about it, please check out the ACOPA website at www.acopa.ca and send a message to the ACOPA President at firstname.lastname@example.org
COP groups also spend time on the Speed Watch program, using a speed reader board for collecting data in areas of concern. Some COP groups are using driving carts to educate the pubic about the impact of driving while distracted and under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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