Ride-along requests can be submitted at any time. However, ride-alongs are not allowed at all times. The Waite Park Police Department does not usually offer ride-alongs while they are field training new officers, when we are short officers, etc.
Apply for a Ride-aLong
To apply for a ride-along you need to complete an application form which can be printed from below or picked up at the Waite Park Police Department. The form needs to be completed and returned to the Police Department during normal business hours. A background check is completed on the applicant and then the Chief of Police reviews application. The applicant is then mailed a letter of acceptance, denial or notifying them that they have been approved, but we are not accepting ride-alongs at this time.
Once Your Application Is Approved
An approved application is valid for one year. An approved applicant is allowed 2 ride-alongs for a period of 4 hours each time.