Welcome to the Monterey Police Department’s Ride-Along Program.
PLEASE NOTE: USE THE FORM BELOW TO REQUEST A RIDE-ALONG. YOUR RIDE-ALONG IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL WE CONTACT YOU FOR CONFIRMATION.
We are pleased you are interested in participating in the program. We aim to offer you an experience that is enjoyable, as well as meaningful. Even though police patrol work is “routine”, there is a constant element of danger, which can suddenly present itself without warning and without regard on whom it strikes. Riding in a police car on patrol can put you in the same dangerous position as the Police Officer. For this reason, we feel it is necessary to establish some basic safety guidelines, as follows:
Officer Needed, Dispatch,
Records (831) 646-3830
Fax (831) 646-3899
Confidential Tip Hotline
Monterey Police Department
351 Madison Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Open 24 hours a day
Officer Email List
The Monterey Police Department Ride-Along Program is offered to residents, students and those employed within the City. Every attempt will be made to accommodate interested persons however any applicant may be disqualified without cause.
The following factors may be considered in disqualifying an applicant and are not limited to:
Update May 2019: Due to an increase in ride along requests, the Monterey Police Department is limiting ride along requests to:
If you do not meet one of these requirements and would still like to request a ride along, please call the Watch Commander at (831) 646-3830.