Requirements & Training


  • Complete a COP volunteer application and attend an oral interview
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Successfully pass a vigorous background and criminal history check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Required to volunteer a minimum of 10 
  • Attend the Daytona Beach Citizens Police Academy


  • Wear a uniform and drive in specially marked vehicles
  • Assist with traffic control at accident scenes
  • Provide assistance to motorists with disabled vehicles
  • Do crowd and parking control at special events
  • Perform house checks for residents who are out of town
  • Fingerprinting of children at schools or community events
  • Patrolling of residential and commercial areas
  • Hand out courtesy cards and distribute crime prevention flyers


  • Have no law enforcement authority
  • Do not carry any weapons or restraint devices
  • Always report type of incident and your location before exiting the vehicle
  • Never leave the vehicle to engage a suspicious person
  • Always a minimum of 2 COP's in our marked vehicles while on patrol
  • No specific times during the day or evening for patrol hours


  • Review the COP Manual and Departmental Standards Directives
  • Operation of and procedures for hand-held radio communications.
  • Visit the Communications Center
  • Basic traffic control procedures and operation of an intersection
  • Vehicle emergency lights, equipment and operation
  • Basic first aid & blood-borne pathogens test (plus yearly refresher courses)
  • Hourly patrol and activity report writing
  • On-the-job training with a veteran member
  • Score a minimum of 80% on a written test (after training)
  • PowerDMS online programs