Ride-aLong Timing

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 they 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 the application. The applicant is then emailed or mailed a letter of acceptance or denial or notifying them that they have been approved

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.


We are currently in the process of updating our application to meet the requirements of the FBI Criminal Justice Information Security Policy. The updated application will be added to the website when it is ready.