Hours of operation: Students may participate in the ride along program at any time as long as it does not conflict with normal department operations. There will be a limit of one student riding in a patrol vehicle at any given time. (One student rider per patrol vehicle.)
Dress attire: Students are asked to dress in neat casual attire. Footwear is required (no sandals are allowed).
Confidentiality: Students participating in the ride along program may be witness to confidential or sensitive information. It is imperative that information not be shared.
Background Check: All participants are subject to a background check. The Department of Public Safety has the right to refuse any participant on moving forward into the program.
Waiver form: Anyone participating in the Student Ride Along program must sign a waiver form in order to ride in a patrol vehicle. (Can be picked up at our headquarters)
Level of involvement: Students will not become directly involved in any incident. Students are strictly observers. In certain situations a the officer may elect not to have a student respond due to the nature of the incident.
Ride times: Ride times can range from days to nights and is completely dependent on the operations of the department.
Sign-up: To sign-up for this program, please contact the Operations Lieutenant, Fabio LaManna @ email@example.com or call 973-408-3387.