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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM by Samantha Senger
Chico Mastropaolo has been volunteering with the Cocoa Volunteer Citizens Observer Program (VCOP) for the last 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. Chico was selected as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for the City of Cocoa. Chico is currently the VCOP coordinator and is looking for some great volunteers to join the program.
The VCOP program was started in 1999 to enhance the City of Cocoa Police Department’s delivery of services by allowing enthusiastic, dependable, committed people to work alongside Cocoa Police Department officers. The V-Cops are trained in many areas including traffic control, issuing parking citations, police radio procedures, vehicle operation, secure crime scenes, patrol and 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, and be willing to volunteer at least 8 hours per month. If you are interested in applying for this great program, call (321) 637-6308, leave a message and someone will contact you about filling out an application.
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