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Ride Along Request

We offer Ride Alongs with our Patrol Division to offer citizens an opportunity to observe the day-to-day duties of a deputy.  

You may choose between our East and West Commands. You can view our jurisdiction on our District Map.

You must be at least 18 years of age. A routine criminal history and warrants check will be performed on all applicants prior to the Ride Along. No person with a felony or Class A Misdemeanor conviction may ride along. 

Any person with a Class B or C Misdemeanor conviction may be rejected at the discretion of the Shift Supervisor. 

When you go on a Ride Along, you’ll accompany a deputy during their normal duties. Deputies will respond to calls for service. It’s possible that a call will involve physical danger and serious risks. While every effort will be made to ensure your safety, deputies’ first responsibility is to carry out their duties. In emergencies, you must immediately and without question comply with all orders and directions given to you by deputies. 

Once your request has been approved, a patrol supervisor will contact you to schedule the Ride Along. 

Ride Along Rules: 

  • You must complete a waiver, release and indemnification form (provided the day of). 
  • You must be at least 18 years old.  
  • You must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • You must be in good health at the time of the ride. 
  • All rides are scheduled, and the length of time will be determined when the patrol supervisor calls to schedule. 
  • You are required to be neatly and appropriately dressed in professional attire.  
  • No weapons, recording devices, flashlights or scanners are allowed on the Ride Along. 
  • Riders are not authorized to possess a firearm while riding-along. 
  • The deputy may terminate your ride at any time if you are unruly, fail to obey instructions or distract the deputy. A supervisor may also terminate your ride at any time.

For more information, please contact TCSO Community Outreach at: 

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