Alberta Citizens On Patrol Association (A.C.O.P.A.) was formed to assist Citizens On Patrol (C.O.P.) groups throughout Alberta through support, development and sustainability of C.O.P. programs. Currently, there are around 60 active C.O.P. groups operating in Alberta.
A.C.O.P.A. co-ordinates both general liability and optional accidental death and dismemberment insurance to C.O.P. groups, supplies provincial identifier cards to security cleared members, assists with training and provides resources to member groups.
The mission of A.C.O.P.A. is to build safer communities by mobilizing citizens throughout Alberta to participate in a community based crime prevention initiative in co-operation with their local law enforcement agencies.