Program Information / Eligibility

Program Information

  • Allow participants to be eligible for a ride-along with an officer on patrol
  • Free to residents
  • Nine weeks (27-hour program)
  • Three hours per session from 6 to 9 p.m.


  • Class size is limited
  • Complete an application
  • Have no criminal record
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must sign a Release and Waiver form (PDF)
  • Preference will be given to residents, but those who work in or for the city can fill available seats

Subjects to be Covered

  • Being a good witness
  • Communications
  • Course Outline and Rules
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Defensive driving (classroom)
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Department overview and tour
  • Drug identification
  • DUI Investigations
  • Internal Affairs
  • Mock homicide investigation
  • Police K-9
  • Recruiting and selection of officers
  • Speed Enforcement
  • TASER demonstration
  • Use of force