Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P)

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The Mount Dora Police Department has formed an all-volunteer Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P) team that specializes in patrolling our businesses and neighborhoods as an extra set of eyes and ears for our community.  The C.O.P volunteers perform these patrol-like duties in a distinctive uniform and driving a special decaled C.O.P  vehicle. This is an invaluable role in support of our crime prevention and service to the community functions.       

After successfully passing a background check, C.O.P volunteers are required to complete training is areas such as CPR, Law Enforcement Vehicle Operation, identifying criminal behavior and other law enforcement topics.  Once training is completed, the new C.O.P volunteer will begin their exciting duties with the Mount Dora Police Department.

Minimum Requirements

  • Complete the volunteer application
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Successfully pass the background check
    1. No felony convictions
    2. No misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements as outlined in the Florida Statutes
    3. Possess a valid Florida driver’s license for at least one year
  • Must be able to attend and successfully complete training classes


Note: Completed applications can be delivered to the Mount Dora Police department headquarters, located at 1300 N. Donnelly Street, or mailed to the same address ATTN:  Barry Strykowski.

For additional information please contact Lt. Barry Strykowski at