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Civilian Ride Along Program
The Caledonia County Sheriff's Office’s ride-along program is intended to provide civilians with first hand knowledge of policing functions, as well as a better understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Deputy Sheriff. Through these efforts, it is desired that the Office will foster mutual respect between the public and the Office. Ride-alongs will also serve to provide service agencies and members of the media with an opportunity for an inside look at the daily functions of the Caledonia County Sheriff's Office.
The civilian ride-along program is also intended to provide law enforcement and criminal justice students, as well as students seeking career orientation, with first hand observation and conversation opportunities to enhance their classroom studies.
Ride Along Program Policy & Procedures
Participants, other than those who are students and doing the ride-along as a required portion of their studies, are limited to a maximum of 4 hours in any calendar year. Exceptions to the maximum ride-along hours may be made by the Sheriff if deemed appropriate.
Ride-along participants will be assigned to a Deputy by supervisory personnel. Ride-along participants shall not be assigned to accompany provisional or Special Deputies at any time. At no time shall more than one ride-along participant be in one cruiser.
Prior to the ride-along experience, the participant shall be provided a copy of this policy. The waiver shall include an acknowledgment that they have received, reviewed, understand, and agree to abide by the provisions of this policy.
The ride-along participant is under the direct command, authority, and responsibility of the Deputy to whom he/she is assigned and shall comply with all directions given.
Participants are OBSERVERS only and have no police authority. They are not to be used in place of another Deputy or expected to perform duties requiring law enforcement authority.
The participant shall:
The participant shall not:
For questions or more information on the Ride-along Program, please contact the Sheriff's office by telephone or ().