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Posted about 7 years ago

 

How many of you have had them ride along with you? If so, are they cops as well, or just civilians?

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GOOD QUESTION, I WAS WANTING TO ASK THAT MYSELF ?


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Stalker975 said:

GOOD QUESTION, I WAS WANTING TO ASK THAT MYSELF ?

I hear that they always buy lunch LoL

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I was on Fox''s Police Videos in 2001. The rep they sent to pick up the video answered the same kind of question you posted. I know cause I asked him what if the cop needs his help. The answer was the camera man is not a cop, must be in excellent shape to run with camera, and not interfere unless requested by the cop.

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I can't stand ride-alongs... the fact one would have a network camera would at least tripple that sentiment. More power to the guys that don't mind. Just "regular ridealongs" are like taking the kid on a roller coaster that they are too small to be secured into... It's the "sooner or later" factor that I don't like. For all the incidents where cops have been ambushed on "routine traffic stops" etc... there could have likely been a ridealong with them that would be a witness... and defenseless. Cold blooded killers tend to notice those kinds of things. A ridealong a few weeks ago where I work was in a patrol vehicle when the Officer was T-boned... wasn't hurt too bad but could easily have been killed had the vehicle struck them a couple feet forward. The rear passenger's side door was smashed to the middle of the back seat.


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I know this, the people at COPS are great as far as I am concerned. About two year ago a guy I worked with was retiring and has been on COPS in the 80s. I contacted them, to see if I could get a copy of the episode for him to give him at his retirement party, and they sent it over free of charge along with a nice letter to the officer thanking him for his years of service.

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I can imagine that it would be a little dangerous having a civilian ride a long with you. Might make you all uneasy. ;)

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I went on many ride-alongs as a teen in the late 60's-early 70's with friends on the San Jose, Ca. PD. And I was young. 14 to 19 years old. The officers never had a problem, never felt uneasy. We always went over scenarios on the way to some calls. Never once dropped me off on a hot call. The first call I ever rode on was a man with a gun shooting out the back of his house. That was scary while enroute! Turned out to be a kid shooting a BB gun at cans out his bedroom window. If it was a report, they always had me come in the home with them. If it was a car stop, they would tell me watch their back, watch movements of others in the car, listen to the radio, as they didn't have walkie talkies in the those days. I had two guys used to come by my house, shine the spotlight in my window, and we'd ride for a couple of hours. The district sergeant didn't mind. However, I did know my place. I knew when to stay in the car and mind my own business. I'm sure they welcomed my presence as someone to talk to, who was on their side. And then again, things were much more relaxed in those days. Saw it all from hot chases, bar fights, results of burglaries, fatal accidents, inside booking at the county jail to the locker room at the end of the shift. Experiences I will carry with me for life. Experiences that gave me a real appreciation for the work that our police officers do. To all the officers here, Thank You for all you do, and I pray for each and every one of you, that you return home to your loved ones safely every day.

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SMW4747 said:

I know this, the people at COPS are great as far as I am concerned. About two year ago a guy I worked with was retiring and has been on COPS in the 80s. I contacted them, to see if I could get a copy of the episode for him to give him at his retirement party, and they sent it over free of charge along with a nice letter to the officer thanking him for his years of service.

Several of my buddies have ridden with COPS, and I have been trying to purchase copies of the episodes. Every time I go to their website, it keeps telling me that it is currently unavailable. Would you have any contact information that you could pass on to me? I would be very appreciative of any help you could give me. Thanks!

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I loved your comment on this thread. I love going on RAL's as often as I can. I've learned a great deal about police work from them, and it is much easier for me to see what they go through. In fact, I'll be going on another one in a couple of weeks. A big thank you to every officer out there. To those who are willing to give RAL's, it can be fun times, and a great learning experience!