The Paris Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association exists to support the Paris Police Department in public service, special events, fund raising and officer morale events.
Our members come from many walks of life and professions. From teachers to plant workers our members are driven by the same goal; to enrich their community and keep it safe. One of the ways we accomplish this is by supporting our Police Department who’s officers protect us every day.
Some of our projects thus far have been:
- The Annual COP Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser
We have a lot of fun at this relaxed golf tourney. Our members manage the tournament and provide lunch for our players. Community businesses sponsor the event with cash and prizes. All proceeds go toward projects with the Paris Police Department. If you’d like to donate, participate or both in next year’s COP Classic, you can find more information to www.thecopclassic.com.
- The Annual Police Officer’s Christmas Gala
Every year our members, with the help of generous donors, provide a Christmas dinner for officers, their families and friends of the Police department.
- Paris PD Gun Range Maintenance
Our officer’s practice range requires constant maintenance in order to provide a great training environment for our Police officers. PCPAAA members provide this maintenance yearly via volunteer work teams and financial contributions toward up keep.
- Routine COP neighborhood patrols
With training from the Police Department Citizens On Patrol members are issued a Police cruiser and patrol the neighborhoods of Paris. You may may see one of our patrols in your neighborhood. We always ride in pairs in our distinctive uniforms.
- Street light patrol
The City of Paris pays for every street light inside the city limits. The power provider maintains the light fixtures but it’s the city’s responsibility to report outages. In the past our Police officers were tasked with driving every street in Paris and reporting light fixture outages. Today COP members perform this task allowing our Police officers to remain focused on fighting crime.
- Holiday patrol
Brake-ins and invasions increase during the holidays. COP members patrol more frequently during these times to provide a greater presence and more watchful eyes.
- Special events traffic control
You’ve probably seen us already during the 4th of July and Christmas parades. COP members manage cross traffic and after event traffic along side Police officers and the Paris Fire Department.