Volunteer Citizen Observer Program VCOP

Cocoa Police Volunteer Unit

Chico Mastropaolo is the V-Cop coordinator and has been with the program for 16 years. He loves what the program does for the City of Cocoa and the Cocoa Police Department and that he gets to make a difference in the community he lives. The Volunteer Citizens Observer Program (VCOPs) began in 1999 to enhance the police department's delivery of services by allowing enthusiastic, dependable, committed people to work alongside CPD officers. The VCOPs are trained in many areas including:
  • Traffic Control
  • Issuing Parking Citations
  • Police Radio Procedures
  • Vehicle Operation
  • Secure Crime Scenes
  • Patrol
  • Other Duties
The unit handles over fifty special details per year.

Qualifications for the program are:
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Posses a valid Florida Drivers License
  • Be in good health
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Willing to volunteer at least 8 hours per month
  • Other Duties
If you are accepted in the program, you will be trained and issued a uniform. If you are interested in this great program offered by the City of Cocoa, call (321) 637-6308 and leave your name and phone number. Someone will contact you back about filling out an application.