Due to the decline in COVID-19 infections, we are reinstituting our Police Observer (ride-along) Program. Civilian observers will only be assigned to officers who volunteer to accept them. The Department cannot require a civilian observer to be vaccinated or wear a mask.
See the APD Ride Along Policy - APD Policy 324.
We encourage everyone to continue practicing the personal safety recommendations related to COVID-19.
To apply for a ride-along, please fill out one of the applications Printable or Electronic and follow these instructions for sending the form. When selecting your date to ride, please keep in mind that it takes 3-4 weeks to get a ride along scheduled. Riders may only ride ONCE per calendar quarter.