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Ride-Along Program
Ride with a Patrol Officer
The Police Department's Ride-Along Program enables citizens and other off-duty law enforcement personnel ride with a patrol officer.

Requirements & Qualifications
All citizens must meet the following requirements to be approved to ride with a patrol officer:
  • Be at least 14 years old (unless approved by the operations division commander);
  • Complete and sign the Ride-Along Release Form (Request to Accompany Officer and Release of Liability).  If the individual is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must also sign the form);
  • Pass a local background check.

The following rules apply to individuals participating in the Ride-Along program:
  • No weapons may be carried by citizens while on a ride-along;
  • No recording devices of any type may be used by citizens (except by members of the news media); 
  • Any recording by the news media must first be approved by the on-duty watch commander.

Please note:
Members of the news media and their recording devices may not be taken into a citizen’s home without permission of the homeowner or person in charge of the premises.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact the Aberdeen Police Department at (605) 626-7911. If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

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