Ride-Along Program

Ride-Alongs are currently suspended due to safety precautions around COVID-19.

About the Ride-Along Program

The primary purpose of a police ride-along is to provide an opportunity for the community to see firsthand the day-to-day workings of law enforcement in Parker. The guest receives important insight into what it means to be a police officer. The Ride-Along Program fosters a better understanding of the challenges, hazards and rewards of the police officer’s role in the community.

By going on a ride-along citizens can to get to know their police officers. Anyone interested in a career in law enforcement will have the opportunity to examine the career. This is also an excellent way for the Department to educate the community about the responsibilities of police officers and inform the community about what to expect and why if they ever have a need to call for police assistance.

For further information, contact the Parker Police Department at 303.841.9800.

Sign-Up For a Ride-Along

You must complete and sign an application form (PDF) and return it to the Police Department. As an applicant for the Ride-Along Program, you must authorize the Police Department to conduct a background investigation to determine your qualifications. You also must meet the program requirements. All information is confidential as required by Colorado and federal statutes.

General Procedures

  • A records check should be made of the potential ride-along candidate
  • Applicants shall not ride until approval has been granted and a properly completed waiver has been signed; an Administrative Technician will make notification once approval has been given
  • Identification is required
  • Ride-Along Application must be submitted at least 48 hours before the desired ride-along date