A Message from Ferris Police Chief John Deleon

The Ferris Police Department provides twenty-four hour police service within the incorporated city limits of Ferris, Texas.  The men and women of our Department are devoted to serving the needs of our community.  We strive to ensure that Ferris, Texas remains a safe and comfortable place in which to live, work, raise a family, or visit. 

The Ferris Police Department is committed to maintaining strong partnerships within the private and business communities.  We believe that shared goals and active cooperation between the community and the police are our strongest tools against crime. 

The Officers and civilian employees of the Ferris Police Department are dedicated to providing the highest standard of police service.  We commit ourselves to fair and impartial enforcement of the laws.  Above all, we pledge to treat every person we contact with respect and dignity. 

Sincere regards,
John Deleon, Chief

Ferris Police Department - Citizens on Patrol (COP)

The Ferris Police Department’s Citizens On Patrol (COP) program provides the opportunity for trained citizen volunteers to assist their police department with designated non-confrontational activities as citizen patrollers and administrative volunteers in order to increase citizen understanding and participation in police activities, enhance crime prevention, and provide additional resources to improve service to the community.

COP volunteers help patrol the city in specially marked decommissioned police cars. Members are trained to work with the police department to act as additional “eyes and ears” to help to report criminal activity and issues requiring the attention of city resources.


To become a COP volunteer with the Ferris Police Department, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Have a desire to volunteer and donate at least 16 hours of time per calendar month.

  2. Ability to recognize, understand and report suspicious activity. Skill in communicating effectively with individuals.

  3. Capable of patrolling on foot or in a vehicle. Capable of writing a correct and legible report.

  4. Must be a resident of Ferris and be at least 21 years of age. 

  5. Possess a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of insurance.

  6. Must not have any criminal conviction, court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or any Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years.

  7. Must not have received more than two moving traffic violations or had two preventable accidents, or any combination, in the past 18 months or four in the past 36 months.

  8. Must successfully complete the application, background, and training process.


How to Apply

Citizens who are interested in volunteering should first sign up to attend the next Citizens on Patrol Academy (Date TBD, and citizens can submit an application to be on the waiting list).

To begin the application process, please click on the link below and print and complete the application. Completed applications should be submitted via email to johndeleon@ferristexas.gov.

Ferris PD COP Application

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