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Posted over 7 years ago

 

So as far as I can tell they either don't do them or just keep the fact they do a very well kept secret. I found some e-mail addresses and I am trying to figure out who to contact about this, the chief of police, the captain, or the lieutenant of patrol division, Any suggestions?

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Agencies will (or should) have a policy on who they allow to ride out. This is generally done for liability reasons.

Anyone familiar with department policy should be able to answer your question. If you strike out, come to south Texas. You can ride with me.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I doubt I'll be near the area of South Texas, given that I am living in New York State, but I appreciate the offer. I'll just e-mail the Chief of Police first. Annoyingly, ALL the LEAs in my area don't have anything about ride alongs either way.

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Hope it works out.

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I live in NY state and have found that some departments are more open on ride alongs than others. Being with Concerns of Police Survivors I have never yet had a problem doing a ride along as the Departments are very supportive of the organization. I also know they have different policies on ages of the person riding but all require you to sign a waiver for liability reasons. I agree a phone call or email to the Department should get your question answered. Good luck!

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Well I just send a polite e-mail, but I probably won't find out until late tomorrow because of a trip to the opera a few hours away. I'll report my findings. If need be I'll get a plane ticket.

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Our department runs a quick check on the rider then you can make arrangements with the duty SGT in precinct that you want to ride in. Pretty simple really, the hard part is finding someone to take a rider. We take our cars home so most utilize both seats. Those of us who train usually have mastered that art of quickly removing all the gear to seat a passenger. Most of our ride alongs sent in an e-mail to our department web site with the request. We also have a program called a citizen academy. A ride along is part of the program.

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Sadly it has begun to spit the e-mails I sent out back at me. This is rarely a good sign. I'll just have to keep trying.

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Try calling them. In our area, they like that better anyhow. While you may not speak to the Chief they still should be able to give you an idea as to what is expected.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Accurssed phone calls, they will be the death of me. The problem with calling is that, because of my work schedule, the earliest I can call is Friday. If I must, then so mote it be.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

any riverside county sheriffs, Ca on here, and if so do you guys do ride along. how do i go about getting one

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

i have done several ride alongs since i turned 18. they are very interesting.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I ride w/ my father (ehig106) every now and then. Since he is the Captain on his shift, I have to notify him. (LOL) I always wear my vest when I ride, or my wife won't let me go.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Liability is the main reason many departments no longer allow ride-a-longs. In addition many cops do not like them as they have a standing order NOT go answer nay really hot calls like shots fired etc. It just isn't good for your ride along to get blasted, publicity. LOL