Yes. The APD Ride Along Program is designed to give citizens a first hand view of what police work is like in Austin, Texas and are scheduled by the APD Public Information Office. Applicants are also required to do a ride along towards the end of their hiring process and will be scheduled by the APD Recruiting Unit.
Any citizen or applicant wishing to participate in the APD Ride Along Program can obtain information by contacting the Public Information Office at (512) 974-5017 or by viewing the ride along application forms --> Printable or Electronic. Follow these instructions after filling out one of the versions of the ride along form.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to participate in the APD Ride Along program prior to applying