Civilians wishing to ride with an officer of the City of Weatherford must meet the following requirements:
Call the Police Department in advance to make sure that there is an officer available for ride along. Recruit officer training, other citizen ride alongs and certain circumstances may cause times when ride alongs will not be allowed.
Present himself or herself to the supervisor in charge of the shift in which he or she wishes to ride and observe. The observation may be done during any shift.
Sign a waiver of liability in the presence of a notary public. A new waiver must be signed each time a ride along is performed.
Submit to a criminal history and driver's license check. no person with a criminal history, extensive driver's license history, or under indictment or investigation for any crime above a class A misdemeanor will be allowed to ride, unless approved by the Chief of Police.
Any person under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver of liability for him or her and may only ride between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm.
Must wear appropriate dress while riding with a police officer. Shorts, t-shirts or sandals are not appropriate.
A limit of 16 hours a month (8 hours for those under 18 years) is set for each person, unless extended by the Chief of Police.
Thank you for wanting to learn and observe the law enforcement profession!