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    deputy29 is offline Master Officer
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    I usually don't mind ride-alongs, but there are some rules...

    1. Department policy won't allow riders to exit the vehicle on traffic stops. If the rider is one of our CSO's *and* they are wearing a vest, I want them out of the car on the passenger side observing the mopes.

    2. Pay attention when I explain how the radio works in case you have to call in an officer down.

    3. If I'm getting my ass handed to me in by someone, you better help otherwise I'll drive you a hundred miles away, steal your clothes, money, and cell phone, then drive away.

    4. Pay attention when I show you the "Oh, shit" button. Use the knowledge from #2, then press the button, grab the weapon, and help my ass.

    5. Ask questions. Just remember, there are no dumb questions. There are only dumb people that ask questions. HOWEVER, don't you dare ask if I've ever shot anyone.

    6. No, we will not get into a pursuit. Department policy prohibits non-sworn officers from participating in them. If we get one, you're getting dropped off somewhere safe and I'm taking off.

    7. If you're a sworn officer, you better have your gun and badge with you because you will be getting into everything I am.

    8. I prefer dark roast coffee with no sugar or cream. Dinner is usually around 0300 and I like Subway.
    Same for me and my department except I have cream with my coffee. Also if unless your LEO don't even think of bring a weapon with you.

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    I get out of ridalongs by saying sorry, I may be getting a trainee later in the shift for another FTO

    I do make exceptions for visiting LEO's from other agencies. Good to talk back and forth about the differances in our agencies.
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    So how many agencies allow RA'S

    We dont because of liability (or so I am told)

    and if you are allowed, if you get get into something serious (I.E. chase etc.) are you suppose to dump them at the curb?

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    To the curb they go.
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    Ride-alongs are permitted, with advance approval. Depending on the nature of the call, they get dumped somewhere safe.
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    If your not buying me dinner you better bring your own. I don't make enough to entertain you and buy your meals.

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    We are only allowed having reserves, and dispatchers. The general public is a no-no!
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    Don't ask "do you know Officer So-and So" also. I work with 260 guys and I know who all of them are. Its irrelevant to what you are here to look at.
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    Our agency encourages R/As....especially for prospects who arethinking of testing. I have always enjoyed them....I only have a very few rules and they are pretty much what you would think.

    The opportunity to do a ride along is often the highlight of someone's year if not their life....and it pays big dividends in terms of making a lifelong friend out of that citizen.

    I have never dropped off a rider but have often moved them to another unit not directly involved in the incident....believe me...they will talk about your agency with respect for years and you just can't buy that kind of support.

    Catching the bad guy isn't the only thing we do that makes our community safer.

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    I really really hate it when they start, without asking, assuming its cool to touch stuff, just like touching my regular radio in my personal car, don't ever touch a policemans stuff!...

    To keep my riders entertained I teach them how to use CAD (VISUAL MCT) , and let them run tags as we ride around and keep up on all pending calls... Also , in some cases I let them cycle the siren for me, keeps my hands free when going into an intersection and lets them feel it out... I instruct them "my" way , approach intersection, "YELP" then "HYPER YELP", "AIR HORN", "AIR HORN", "AIR HORN", "HYPER YELP".....

    Usually the riders have so much fun running tags it keeps them from distracting me hearing the radio... Also I tend to find the most with them as they have more time to run tags than I could driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Our agency encourages R/As....especially for prospects who arethinking of testing. I have always enjoyed them....I only have a very few rules and they are pretty much what you would think.

    The opportunity to do a ride along is often the highlight of someone's year if not their life....and it pays big dividends in terms of making a lifelong friend out of that citizen.

    I have never dropped off a rider but have often moved them to another unit not directly involved in the incident....believe me...they will talk about your agency with respect for years and you just can't buy that kind of support.

    Catching the bad guy isn't the only thing we do that makes our community safer.

    Car 4
    Well said Car 4. I could not agree more. The more citizens who are our allies the better it is for us. No doubt about it. And you are right. We take it for granted going out on patrol because we do it every night, but a ride along may be someones dream coming true. I have had some damn good ride alongs in my career and I try to get my rider involved, as an observer only mind you, in as much as I possibly can. They cant learn anything sitting in the damn car.

    deputy29 rode along with me once and we had a blast. She is welcome in my car anytime.
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    Some of the worst ride alongs I ever had were reserves or other cops. They tend to overstep their bounds thinking they have pre-approved permission to touch shit and mess with stuff. The citizens I have had are usually very respectful and quiet. But now, I run a damn desk most of the time so I dont have to worry about it....I can pawn them off on gopherpuckfan !! Sorry man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LitchRes View Post
    But now, I run a damn desk most of the time so I dont have to worry about it....I can pawn them off on gopherpuckfan !! Sorry man...
    Gee, thanks Litch
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