Ride-Along

The Virginia Beach Police Department offers citizens the opportunity to take part in the Ride-Along Program. Police precinct/bureau commanders of the Operations Division shall coordinate the Ride-Along Program and provide the host officers to conduct the tours.​

The Ride-Along Program is available to citizens at least 18-years of age on a first come, first served basis. Interested individuals should fill out this Ride-Along Application​ and contact the police precinct, or bureau, in their area for further details​. Please note the included Criminal Record Information Request form requires a notary signature. 

​First Precinct
Municipal Center, Bldg 11
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-4377
​Second Precinct
Oceanfront
820 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-2700
​Third Precinct
926 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 385-2703
​Fourth Precinct
840 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 385-2800

All completed applications will be filed and applicants will be selected in chronological order. You will be required to execute a liability waiver form and will be given a copy of the observer's rules and regulations. On the scheduled day and time, you should report to the designated precinct/bureau. A brief get-acquainted meeting will be held so that the host officers can introduce themselves and answer any questions you might have. Once the introduction is complete, you will be given an abbreviated tour of the police facility and if possible, the Virginia Beach 9-1-1 Emergency Communications & Citizen Services. The remainder of the Ride-Along assignment will be spent responding to various police calls for service.

Participation in the Ride-Along Program is contingent upon adherence to rules and Regulations governing the program. You will be occupying the position of a silent observer during this time. We request that you do not reveal what you see or hear during your tour which could be detrimental to the prosecution of any case arising from the officer's performance of his/her duties. You may be called upon to be a witness in a court proceeding, and you may be called upon for assistance. The decision for this will rest with the officers to whom you are assigned and the given circumstances. All participants will be expected to be properly dressed and in keeping with the standards of the police organization.

Observers will only be permitted to participate twice within a 12-month period, unless further approval is granted by the Deputy Chief of Operations.

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