The Cove Watch Program is designed to help us expediently communicate important information directly to our citizens. Cove Watch will be used to inform you of vital information in your neighborhood via SMS (text message) and/or email. As an example, if the Police Department received a report of multiple burglaries in a specific section of town, the Cove Watch system would alert our residents in and around that location. You will have the option for text, email, or both when signing up for the program. We recommend selecting both options since text messages are immediately received but limited by character count and emails can contain more details.
Video Surveillance Partner Program
The number of homes and businesses that maintain exterior video surveillance cameras has been increasing and can serve as a valuable resource to police investigations. The Copperas Cove Police Department would like to take advantage of this growing trend and partner with our residents and business owners. The program will develop a database of community partners that can become an important tool in quickly solving crime. Crime doesn’t stand a chance if we pull together as a team. Catching criminals early will eliminate their opportunity to further victimize our neighborhoods.
Nextdoor is a free private social network application that allows citizens to communicate with neighborhoods online. Several neighborhoods in Copperas Cove are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.
Citizens are using Nextdoor to:
• Quickly get the word out about a break-in
• Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
• Track down a trustworthy babysitter
• Find out who does the best paint job in town
• Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
• Find a new home for an outgrown bike
• Actually learn the first names of those that live around you.
The Copperas Cove Police Department will be using Nextdoor to share police related events, public information, and press releases. Citizens can also use Nextdoor as another means of speaking directly to us. We encourage our citizens to be vigilant when it comes to public safety and through this application, you can share your concerns with us and one another.