Ride-Along Program

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Vehicle Ride-Along

Residents can observe police work first-hand through participation as a passenger / observer in a marked police vehicle. Ride with an officer for a period of six hours (between 8 am and 2 am). Safety requires the following rules:

  • Must be 18 years old or older

    - The only exception to this age requirement is for Police Explorers, who must be at least 14 years old. Police Explorers may participate in a manner consistent with the procedures established for the Explorer Program.

  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must abide by the conditions of participation and sign this waiver
  • Rides end at 2 am regardless of start time
  • Limit of one ride every six months 
  • One resident per vehicle
  • Requires at least a 24-hour advance notice
  • Dress must be casual and neat.

To participate, call Watch Operations at 336-373-2496.