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Police Ride Along Program

The Montgomery County Police Department has a Police Ride-Along Program. To be eligible to participate in the Ride-Along Program participants must be County residents and at least 16 years of age. Participation is restricted to the Police district in which the resident resides and to once every six months unless otherwise approved by the District/unit commander.

A ride-along application must be completed at the local District station and it must be approved. The approval process involves a criminal history and a wanted check for both adults and juveniles. The ride-along applications will not be approved unless the applicant presents valid identification. This identification will also be required prior to commencing the ride-along.

Ride-along operations will take place on any day of the week between 6:00 AM to noon and 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Changes to these hours may be made at the discretion of the District or unit commander. The ride-along program will be available year-round except during periods of increased workloads or personnel shortages. District/unit commanders will have scheduling authority regarding ride-along participants within their units. Additionally, the district/unit commander may alter the hours of the ride-along or determine that during periods of personnel shortages the ride-along program may be temporarily suspended.

Click on the link below for the phone numbers to the District Stations.

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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.