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Patrol Ride Along

When you go on a ride-along, you’ll accompany a deputy during their normal duties. Deputies will respond to calls for service. It’s possible that a call will involve physical danger and serious risks. While every effort will be made to ensure your safety, deputies’ first responsibility is to carry out their duties. In emergencies, you must immediately and without question comply with all orders and directions given to you by deputies.

Ride along rules:

  • Ride-along requests must be at least 72 hours in advance
  • You must complete a waiver, release, and indemnification form below
  • You must be at least 16 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental approval.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license.
  • All rides are scheduled for an entire 10-hour shift. You may request a shorter time period, but it will be at the discretion of the sergeant on duty.
  • You will begin your ride at the sheriff’s office and be returned to the office at the end of the ride.
  • The passenger must be neatly and appropriately dressed in slacks, a suit, or other professional attire. The rider’s hair will be clean and neatly groomed.
  • No weapons, recording devices, flashlights, and scanners are allowed on the ride-along.
  • The deputy may terminate your ride at any time if you are unruly, fail to obey instructions, or distract the deputy. A supervisor may also terminate your ride.
  • You may only participate as a rider once every six months.
  • To schedule a ride along with our deputies, please complete the online application below.
For questions, call 303.660.7546 or email Angie White at