Member Information and Opportunities
Welcome graduating class of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Your membership includes endless opportunities for you to serve and give back to our community. In addition the CPAAA with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department offers a continuing learning experience with guided tours and guest speakers just to mention a few.
Director meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. It is open to all members.
CPAAA meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month in the squad room at 7 p.m. (that's 1900 hours cop speak!) Meetings consist of current Alumni business followed by a guest speaker.
Alumni may sign up for Commander Corbitt's exciting daily summary reports by emailing: email@example.com and write "sign me up for the daily reports" in the text! CMDR Corbitt will keep you updated on the latest of patrols efforts to keep the streets of Jacksonville Beach safe.
If you are a current alumni, it is important that we have your current email or mailing address. Please contact Bill Ostrowski at 904-270-1630 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org of any changes. The Newsletter team is always looking for new ideas, articles and photos that reflect the activities of the police department and the CPAAA. Feel free to contact the team at email@example.com with your ideas or photos.
Be on the lookout for exciting opportunities to join your fellow members on guided tours. Last year, we have toured the Otttis Castle just off of A1A on the way to St. Augustine, Sally Corp. in Jacksonville and St. Johns County Jail just to name a few.
Lobby Support - Please help! The alumni are always looking for great volunteers to help any day of the work week. You can pick from time slots or make a day of it. The hours are 9 a. m to 5 p. m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Contact Maralee Fox for training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crossing Guards - Helping out the littlest members of our community. Join the Jacksonville Beach Police Department in serving students of Duval County as they attend classes within the community. The Jacksonville Beach Police Department has 6 dedicated part time School Crossing Guards, who are state certified. Why not be a member of the team? We need your help to volunteer when the crossing guards cannot make it into work. This is an important task, because without the volunteer SCG members of the CPAAA a uniformed officer would have to be pulled from the street to work the post. This means less officers looking for the really bad guys. In addition to providing a much needed service to the officers protecting our streets you will be state certified each year. This means you could work anywhere in Florida as SCG. For more information on this program, contact Dan Fox our Community Service Coordinator at DFox@jaxbchfl.net for training information.
Animal Control - Getting back to nature! Are you an animal lover! The JBPD Animal Control Officer is looking for some caring hearts to help feed and walk lost and abandoned animals while in the care and control of the police department. For more information contact Kelsey Eberle at 904-247-6167.
Administration - Learn about the inner workings of police department by volunteering in Administration! They need help with data entry, filing records, scanning documents, and picking up equipment purchases for the department. Volunteer a few hours one day a week or each morning you set the tone. Contact any of the Administration Secretaries at 904-247-6343.
Crime Prevention - Help take a bite out crime in your community. The alumni are looking for volunteers to assist with the Bicycle Registration Program. Each year an average of 300-400 bicycles are turned in to the police department as lost, found or stolen recovered property. Many of them are never returned to the owner. With the Bicycle Registration Program, Officers are able to quickly identify registered bicycles and at times able to return those to the owners before they even know they are missing. This is an ongoing program and event times and days vary. For more information contact Maralee Fox for training at email@example.com.
BEACH PATROL - Join fellow members as they patrol the beaches of Jacksonville Beach informing residents and visitors of the cities ordinances and helping answer questions. Patrolling members will use an ATV to drive on and along the beach issuing verbal warnings and answering citizen's questions. So get out and have some fun in the sun while helping the community! Contact Susan Ryan for more information at 904-242-0884.
Special Event Volunteer Opportunities - In addition to the ongoing volunteer opportunities available to you at the police department the CPAAA needs volunteers to assist officers during "Special" city wide events and department crime prevention programs.
Get Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs - 1st Saturday in May
Beaches Opening Parade - April
July 4th Fireworks Program - July 4th
Children's Safety Halloween Party - October
Children's Community Christmas Party - December
SWAT and CRT Training Events - to be announced
Sea and Sky Spectacular – 2016 (Every other year)