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The Anne Arundel County Police Department participates in a ride along program that provides citizens the opportunity to learn what a typical day in the life of a police officer is like.  This program encourages community involvement in law enforcement, opens lines of communications between police and citizens, and educates the public.  The program is designed to allow residents the opportunity to accompany an officer during his or her tour of duty and gives a better understanding of police operations.  Prior to participating in the program, interested individuals must select one of the links below and fill out all of the information requested.

Request a Ride Along

Completing this request does not guarantee that your ride along will be approved.  You will receive an email within 10 business days to follow up on your request.  If approved for a ride along please bring the following with you when you show up for your scheduled ride along.:

  • Print out, complete, and bring the Police Ride Along Waiver
  • A valid government ID
  • Proof of a vaccination
  • A mask (must be worn during Ride Along)

Upon arrival to the police facility you will have to submit to a self administered COVID rapid test.  The test kit will be provided by the police department.  If you test positive you will have to reschedule the ride along.

NO WEAPONS will be allowed on the ride along.  Officers will verify that there are no weapons prior to beginning the ride along.  Appropriate attire is required for ride alongs.  Baggie clothing, clothing with inappropriate wording or slogans etc. will NOT be allowed.  The on duty supervisor at the district of the ride along will decline the ride along if the clothing is deemed inappropriate. 


Any questions concerning the ride along program can be directed towards the district supervision at the phone numbers listed below.

  • Northern District: (410) 222-6135
  • Eastern District: (410) 222-6145
  • Southern District: (410) 222-1960
  • Western District: (410) 222-6155