The ride along program provides citizens with the opportunity to observe and participate in designated patrol activities within the Department. Community members are welcome to complete an application. The focus of the program is to offer the citizens a direct connection to the police department. It enables them the chance to witness firsthand the day to day operations of the police department. Participants are placed with a field officer and are encouraged to solicit information about the field of policing.
Prospective applicants must be eighteen (18) years old or older, in good community standing and have valid identification. All applicants are required to complete a ride-along form, agree to the liability waiver, understand the confidentiality from and undergo a background investigation. Once the forms have been completed, the applicant will be contacted by a member of the Police Training Academy for scheduling. Requests for specific times, divisions or officers will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed.
You can print a copy of the Kansas City Kansas Police Department's Ride-Along Form by clicking here.