Go on A Ride-Along with an Officer
The Salem Police Department offers opportunities for citizens to ride along with police officers. Although limited to five hours, the ride will provide you with some insight on the work done by the Salem Police Department's Patrol Division.
In order to participate in this program you must meet the following criteria:
- Rider must be 18 years of age
- Submit their information for a criminal history check
Persons wishing to ride must fill out an application which can be obtained at the front counter of the Salem Police Department at 555 Liberty ST SE, Room 130. You can also download and complete the form, then submit the application to the personnel at the front counter.
You cannot return your completed application by mail. It must be submitted in person because at the time of submittal, you will be required to provide photo identification. Applications will not be accepted in any other manner.
Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for the application to be processed. Applicants will be contacted by phone after the background check has been completed.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please call the Salem Police Department at (503) 588-6266.