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Know before you apply:

  •  NOTICE: Any criminal activity or association will disqualify you from being able to do a ride-along.
  • Patrol observation rides are a maximum 4-hour duration. 
  • You are limited to one ride per calendar year. 
  • Please schedule as far in advance as possible; one week minimum.
  • Juveniles will be at least 16 years of age and will have a parent or guardian signature prior to consideration for patrol observation. 
  • You will be contacted by phone to confirm whether or not there is a vacancy for the date and time you have selected.

Please be patient

While we are close to being fully staffed, we have a lot of new officers that are not eligible to have civilian riders with them during their probationary period. This limits the number of ride-alongs we are currently able to schedule. We will do our best accomodate your request, but please be patient with us. Also, APD is committed to wellness of our officers and our community. If you aren't feeling healthy, please call and reschedule to keep our officers safe and available to serve our community. Thank you.

Suitable Attire

Any person approved to ride along is required to be suitably dressed in collared shirt, blouse or jacket, slacks and shoes. Sandals, T-shirts, tank tops, shorts and ripped or torn blue jeans are not permitted. The Watch Supervisor or field supervisor may refuse a ride along to anyone not properly dressed.

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The Albany Police Department employs 66 sworn officers and 35 civilian staff who carry on a rich tradition of professional public safety service.

Community partnerships are integral to our success in maintaining the public safety in Albany. In order to accomplish our mission of "Excellence Through Service," we encourage community involvement and input. By working together, we will continue to create and maintain the quality of life we expect for all who live in and visit Albany, Oregon.

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Albany, Oregon 97321

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