Citizens Police group offers to watch homes while families at funerals

The Pine Bluff Citizens Police Alumni Association will offer a new service to the community beginning in May.

Volunteers from the Citizens on Patrol will be available upon request to monitor the residence of a person while that person is attending a wake or funeral for a family member. CPAA President Mike Barbarotto said letters detailing the CPAA Funeral Assistance Program and outlining procedures have been delivered to the Pine Bluff-area funeral homes.

Other recent CPAA activities include a $162 donation from the group to an injured out-of-work police officer.