Go on a Ride-Along with an Officer


​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
555 Liberty ST SE RM 130
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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