The McKinney Texas Citizens on Patrol (COP) is a citizens’ support unit for the McKinney Police Department (MPD). This specialized, trained unit helps prevent and deter criminal activity through high visibility patrols and through their presence helping at community events.
COP has a sister organization, MCPAAA, for those residents who have graduated from the McKinney Citizen’s Police Academy and who participate in other activities such as warrant calling, community awareness and Skywatch observation.
Both organizations play a vital role in the community and are highly regarded by the McKinney Police Department. The more COP does, the more MPD officers are on the streets where they need to be. COP Members are not commissioned as police officers and will not be placed in situations where they would be expected to respond with police authority. Uniforms worn by COP members clearly distinguish them from sworn members.