The Department shall perform a records check and criminal history check on any applicant for a ride along. A person shall not ride unless approval has been granted and the waiver completed. Approval will be for no more than one specific 8-hour period unless special limitations or extensions are granted by the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief.
No individual shall be granted permission for a repeat observation ride within a 12-month period. Hours of observation are limited to 7 am until 11 pm.
Males will wear slacks and shirt with collar. Females will wear dresses or slacks and blouses. Jeans are not appropriate attire. Close-toed shoes are required.
The observer must follow directions of the host officer.
The observer may be required to appear as witness in court.
The observer may end the ride whenever he or she wishes.