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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.

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