• I have done this. All that is required is to stop by your local police department. They will tell you if they support this program, and if so, will provide all the info necessary to make it happen.
  • Robbing a convenience store would work! No really, I know a lot of police departments allow this. I have even heard of them allowing kids to ride with them to show that the police are good and not to be feared. I am assuming there are special considerations such as certain type calls that officer would not respond to. Call you local department, might be a real cool thing to do.
  • Aye..but not on purpose :(
  • I got an opportunity twice on two separate occasions because of suspended license issues & another time also way back in 1994 for DWI in WNY. Oh it was fun. Those lovely steel bracelets were so fun to wear.
  • I just set one up, got Sunday night.. They prob. don't like the program - they were reluctant and asked me why I wanted to do it like three times.. said because I heard it was offered
  • I was doing field work with a probation officer and the p.o. arranged it. I was considering working with juveniles and he wanted to expose me to as much as possible. Very educational --- and I never did go into that field.
  • This is not an easy task. liability waivers have to be signed, along with the written permission of the Chief of Police. Having citizens to ride in a police vehicle, really serves double duty on the officer. he has to answer his calls and enforce the law. he has to be especially on the defensive for his own welfare as well as the rider. I have had many riders. i first explain the procedure for operating my radio system, in case i need assistance. i then insist on wearing a seat belt and to obey every order i give them. this is for their safety and the safety of the public. riders are never to become involved with a police matter, just observation.
  • A friend of mine was a Police Dog Handler in England. One year he was on night duty on Christmas Eve through to 6am on Christmas Day. At 4,30am on Christmas Day he saw a 4 year old boy wearing pyjamas and dressing gown pedalling furiously on a brand new bike, so he stopped and spoke to the child. "He's been." said the boy and my friend commented on the bike and asked what other presents he had got. The boy told him and then my friend asked the boy if he would like to have a ride in the police van. Of course, the boy thought that would be good, so the bike was loaded into the back of the van and the boy was strapped into the passenger seat and off they set for the boy's home with the lights flashing - but, obviously, no sirens. When they pulled up outside the boy's home my friend extracted a promise from the boy that he would go back to bed and they parted company with the understanding that, if the boy didn't tell his parents he had been riding his new bike in the middle of the night, my friend wouldn't tell them either. I have often imagined the conversation, years later, when the boy told his family about his ride in a police van. So, all you have to do is to be a child and go take your present onto the streets in the early hours of Christmas Day.
  • There are several ways to arrange this- murder/shoplifting/drug dealing are just a few suggestions. No I haven't done any of these.
  • Yes I have and I could well have done without the ride to the Morgue. The Police department will set it up in the States I am not sure you will get the same Cooperation in the UK.
  • My son has done this several times. He enrolled in the citizens academy training though our local police department, and later the county sheriff's department and got to participate in several ride-alongs. He also does volunteer work with them for special events. Check with your local law enforcement agency to see if they offer such training.
  • have no idea, ive never done it

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