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Alright so I am nineteen years old and attending a Junior College in Northern California. I have no idea what would qualify me to be able to go on a ride-along and whenever I ask someone.. they kind of just don't know. Any help would me much appreciated.


 


Majoring in AJ, and most likely persuing a career with the FBI but I still want to know all my options.

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Call up your local PD or Sheriff's Office and express your interest.   You're still too young to be hired but you should be able to ride as an observer.   I would recommend asking the training Sergeant to set you up with a ride.  They'll usually place you with a training officer who doesn't have a trainee or someone who is in line to be a TO.


 


Good luck and always know your location!


 


 

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Try using the search function at the top of the page with "ride along" (non hypenanated), this is a frequently discussed topic here, and you might want to post an intro in the introduction section so we know a little more about you.

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I commend you for pursuing your degree. Get that BS Degree as soon as you can. Is it hard work? Damn straight it is but necessary for a career with any agency. Best to you.

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I commend you for pursuing your degree. Get that BS Degree as soon as you can. Is it hard work? Damn straight it is but necessary for a career with any agency. Best to you.



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If memory serves me correctly I was in the Citizens Police Academy when I took my first ride a long as part of the program.

Subsequent ride a longs were required by different Professors while I was in college all I had to do was call either agency city or county and request a ride a long with the patrol Sgt.

I know the Maryland State Police stopped their ride
a long program years ago.

Try calling your local agency and either ask for the patrol
Sgt. or Community Services
request a ride a long, if/when they ask for a reason tell them it's a course
requirement. Good luck!!!


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Alright so I am nineteen years old and attending a Junior College in Northern California. I have no idea what would qualify me to be able to go on a ride-along and whenever I ask someone.. they kind of just don't know. Any help would me much appreciated.


 


Majoring in AJ, and most likely persuing a career with the FBI but I still want to know all my options.



Are you, by any chance, a Sierra College student? Curious to know.


You can find information on ride alongs on your local PD/SO's website and they might even have applications for one for you to print out, fill out and turn into the station.


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Ride Alongs is great way to gain experience and knowledge in the field. Sometimes you might ride 4hrs or 8hrs and nothing happens however it's a great time for you to ask questions to gain more insight from an experienced officer's perspective and learn how he/she handles things. Also I can't stress enough how important education level is looked at in the field. A  two year may get in you in the door, I recomend doing 4 year degree because that make you so much more marketable in the profession.  Good Luck!

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Ride Alongs are ABSOLUTLY a GREAT way to gain experince and insight into not only Law Enforcement but, the deparetment you want to join as for as the volume of calls they recieve but ,also the type of calls they recieve. But, unfornately the departmen;t I want to join doesn't have ride along program! The department I would like to join is the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ac314stl, you might want to check with some ajacent depts or the S/O that had concurrent jurisdiction about ride alongs.

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I've already went that route. I went on a ride along; with a St. Louis county Police Officer with the 4th prencint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How was it?


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