Ride Alongs - Experience a day in the life of an officer.

Whether you are exploring the idea of a career in law enforcement, wanting a closer look at the Saint Paul Police Department or concerned about crime in your neighborhood, ride-alongs can be a positive learning experience.


  • Make your request by filling out this application.
  • Your request must include your full name, e mail and phone number.
  • All ride-along requests are subject to approval, pending a simple background check.
  • Ride-along requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating in a ride-along.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants are allowed only one ride-along per calendar year, unless authorized by the chief of police or her/his designee.
  • Ride-alongs are permitted on any day of the week (except holidays) and are open to all tours.
  • Participants will not be permitted to wear any sayings, insignias or emblems on their clothing; and are not allowed to bring weapons, handcuffs, cameras or recording equipment.

Last Edited: November 14, 2022