In 2005, former Chief of Police Jason Amburgey initiated a program called Citizens On Patrol. The program consists of volunteers from Brandenburg and Meade County who donate their time to patrol the City of Brandenburg.
The object of the program is to enhance and support the Police Department by freeing up officers for higher priority duties. provide more eyes and ears on the streets observing and reporting crime and/or suspicious activity.
Program guidelines prohibit volunteers from actions that would place them in a confrontational situation. Radios and a cellular telephone on which to call in incidents needing police attention will be supplied along with vehicles. Corporate sponsors and private individuals support the program to help pay for cellular phones, radios, vehicles, miscellaneous equipment and distinctive clothing.
Participants will volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per month. Each participant must document his/her activities during patrol and his/her volunteer hours and this information is forwarded to the Brandenburg Police Department.