Police Department Ride Alongs

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oktex88

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Does anyone know of any agencies near Edmond, OK that offers ride alongs. I'm just interested in learning more about the career field. I remember putting in a form to the Edmond Police Department to do a ride along about a year ago but they never called me back and I never really followed up on it.
 

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Ride alongs can be fun, but are better if you know the officer somewhat. I know that TPD offers them sometimes not sure about OHP. Of course this isn't around Edmond, but a lot of departments have different rules regarding RA's. Sapulpa just recently returned to allowing them again after a tragedy several years ago when a Officers Father was riding with him and they got in a terrible accident which killed the Father.
 

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I did a ride along with Burns Flat PD about 10 years ago. Got to drive the one and only unit (ford tarus) thru the course at the OHP school. Nice. but since I was a evoc instructor anyway, it wasn't anything new. Try driving a big EMSA rig thru the course...lol.
 

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I know MWC PD does them or did them up until a year ago at least, i have done several with them. They want a 24 hour advance notice though. You can go into their lobby and talk to them or call up there.
 

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try skiatook, its worth the trip. youll get to spend the whole shift with the whacky dispatcher, and maybe get a wild animal call at the wal-mart.....lol!
 

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Does OHP do ride alongs? I think it would be cool do do a ride along up/down I-35.

Where is OHP's closest station to Edmond?
 

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Does OHP do ride alongs? I think it would be cool do do a ride along up/down I-35.

Where is OHP's closest station to Edmond?

yes they do, and youll have a blast if ya ride with a young trooper! dont know where the nearest hq is near edmond, check online and maybe youll find it.
 

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try skiatook, its worth the trip. youll get to spend the whole shift with the whacky dispatcher, and maybe get a wild animal call at the wal-mart.....lol!
The new Chief stopped ridealongs in his first week there earlier this year :evil:

If you're looking at places this far east, contact Osage County SO. They get some crazy $#!* for being out in the boondocks. Running code in the Charger from north Tulsa to Pawhuska for a drunk knife wielding Indian is always fun ;)
 
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I did a ride-along w/ Village PD once and also OCPD Santa Fe. Village was very quiet but OCPD was crazy (it was a Friday or Saturday night). One call after another -- it was a blast!
 

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I have had a ride along with Midwest City and Norman Police Departments this Summer. You just go to the Police Headquarters Building. Ask the Clerk behind the window for a Ride-Along form. You will have to fill it out and then get your signature notarized. Then return it to the HQ. I was called within the week. I don't know if it makes a difference that I am a Police Officer Applicant or not. With Midwest City, I could pick the shift over the form. With Norman, I had to pick the shift and date and place it on the form upon returning it. As far as getting a Ride-Along from OKC, I have been cancelled from ride alongs more than I have been able to go on. They are really busy.

On a side note, any word about when Midwest City Police will go back to the state system? When I went on the ride-along they had just gone back to UHF from the state system because of "technical isssues"
 
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