Citizen Corps Programs


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their community. McKinney CERT members can give critical support to first responders and provide immediate assistance to victims during an emergency, as well as help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

For more information, visit the McKinney OEM website.

Fire Corps

The Fire Corps program in McKinney is served through the McKinney Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association (MCFAAA).These individuals volunteer for fire and life safety education events, such as Scare on the Square, Red, White and Boom, parades, health fairs and other similar events. Opportunities are also provided for volunteering as an office assistant in the Fire and Life Safety Division. Citizens must first complete the Citizens Fire Academy before being eligible for the MCFAAA.

For more information, visit the McKinney Fire and Life Safety Division.

Neighborhood Watch

The McKinney Neighborhood Watch program is coordinated through the McKinney Police Department. The goal of Neighborhood Watch is to reduce criminal victimization and to increase the incidence of citizens reporting criminal activity in progress.

For more information, visit the McKinney Police Department website.

Volunteers in Police Service

The Volunteers in Police Service program is served in McKinney through the McKinney Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and Citizens on Patrol. These programs serve the community and support the McKinney Police Department through patrols, crowd and traffic control, child identification, community awareness, lost person searches, skywatch towers, vacation house watch and warrant calling. To become a part of the McKinney Citizens on Patrol Association (MCOPA), citizens must first complete the Citizens Police Academy.

For more information, visit the MCOPA website.

Medical Reserve Corps

The Collin County Medical Reserve Corps program coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues. These individuals are utilized to support local public health initiatives, assist local hospitals with personnel needs, participate in mass vaccination exercises and disaster drills and train with local emergency response partners.

For more information, visit the Collin County MRC website.