If there is no Citizens On Patrol group in your community and you are interested in getting one started, first thing to do is to speak with the local Detachment Commander and let him/her know of your interest. Next contact ACOPA at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out the process to follow.
Document for download:
Steps to Start a C.O.P. Group
Start a C.O.P. Group Presentation
ACOPA Group Registration
Member Application Form V2