Do you wonder what it's like to be a police officer? Do you want to get a more in-depth look at what is happening in your community? Or are you considering a career in law enforcement?
The Newport News Police Department's Ride-Along Program was designed to give citizens and community members the opportunity to ride with a sworn law enforcement officer while the officer is engaged in regular duties.
***Note: Our ride-along program is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Those accepted to take part in a ride-along must agree to adhere to certain criteria for their safety, and that of the officer(s). The criteria is outlined more extensively in this attachment (PDF). Additionally, those who are interested in taking part in a ride-along must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Have completed the application accurately and fully
Agree to a criminal record check
Select which area of the city (north, central or south) in which they wish to ride, as well as the preferred shift
Applicants are limited to one ride-along in a six month period or two ride-alongs in a calendar year
Please email your completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at Newport News Police Headquarters or one of our three precincts.