Ride Along Program
The Hamilton Police Department Ride-Along Program was designed to give citizens an opportunity to experience firsthand, what it is like to be a Police Officer.
Participants get the opportunity to ride in a police car, along with an Officer and experience what they see on a daily basis in Hamilton.
Who is Eligible?
The Hamilton Police Department Ride-along program is available to residents, students and those employed within the Town of Hamilton. Every attempt will be made to accommodate interested persons; however, any applicant may be disqualified without cause. The following factors may be considered in disqualifying an applicant and are not limited to:
Under the age of 18
Prior criminal history
Pending criminal action
Pending lawsuit against the Town of Hamilton
Denial by any supervisor
When Can Participants Ride?
The Ride-Along Program is available on most days of the week, with certain exceptions.
How Do I Request a Ride-Along?
Ride-along requests will be scheduled by a member of the Community Services Bureau.
The participant shall complete a ride-along waiver form. Information requested will include:
A valid ID or Driver's License
A current address
A valid phone number
If the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must be present to complete the Ride-Along form. Those under 18 years of age must be in a school sanctioned course of study requiring a ride along with law enforcement.
Where Do I Go to Schedule a Ride-Along?
Those interested in participating in the Ride-along program should contact the Hamilton Police Department in person with a completed the Ride-along form.
Ride-Alongs will be scheduled, based on availability, at least one week after the date of application and applicants will be subject to a background check, to determine eligibility. The Command Staff or Officer has the discretion to accept or deny a rider at any time.