Citizen Ride-Along

Prior to your scheduled ride-along, it is required that you review and become familiar with the following guidelines


Participants are requested to arrive for the ride-along 
10 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled time period.

Clothing to be worn by the participant shall be at a professional level. T-shirts and clothing in need of repair are prohibited.

Ride-along participants shall not become involved or participate in any police investigation. The purpose of the ride-along is to allow the participant to observe.


Participants shall remain in the police vehicle at all times unless directed otherwise by a police officer.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions as often as possible. The purpose of the program is for the participant to learn as much as possible about police procedures and the FVMPD.

Participants shall never argue with an officer.

Hopefully you will find your ride-along experience both educational and rewarding.



If you wish to ride-along with a member of the Fox Valley Metro Police Department, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 920-788-7505 and ask for Officer Ed Slinde.

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