To increase understanding and to foster cooperation between the public and the police department, we encourage community members to take advantage of our Ride Along Program. This is a unique opportunity to ride in a police vehicle with a seasoned police officers as he conducts his/her patrol duties. Questions are highly encouraged. There may be risk involved but your safety is our highest priority.
Applicants must be at least 18-year old to participate. Ride Alongs are limited to one patrol shift per thirty-day period. Appropriate dress is required and it is recommended that you layer your clothing due to sudden temperature changes.
If you are currently a police officer considering employment with our Department, contact the On-Duty Sergeant directly at (510) 215-3171 and leave a recorded message.
Apply for a Ride Along
All requests to ride must accompany a complete ride along application. Applications may be obtained from the links below, the Police Department Records Unit or by contacting the On-Duty Sergeant. All application require approval by the Chief of Police; anyone may be excluded at the discretion of the Chief. Upon approval of your request, you will be contacted by phone to arrange an appointment to ride.