Go on a Ride-Along with an Officer


As of March 12, 2020, the Salem Police Department is pausing the Ride-Along Program until the COVID-19 guidelines ease for our state. If you are currently scheduled, you will be contacted for a reschedule date.

Please check back as the page will be updated when the program returns.

​The Salem Police Department offers opportunities for community members to ride along with police officers. Ride-alongs provide insight on the work done by the Salem Police Department’s Patrol Division.

Officer on patrol in car

Participation requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Submit your information for a criminal history check

How to apply

  1. Download the application or obtain an application at the front counter of the Salem Police Department.

  2. Bring government-issued photo identification and the completed application to the Salem Police Department.

  3. Allow a minimum of 72 hours for application processing.

  4. Applicants will be contacted via phone after their application has been processed.

Contact us

Salem Police Department
333 Division ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Email: [email protected] We cannot accept police reports through email.
503-588-6123Police non-emergency number. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. 503-588-6156Administration desk
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