Go on a Ride-Along

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office offers ride-alongs with patrol deputies to help the public better understand what we do.

To participate, residents must be at least 18 years old. Please fill out the application.


 Ride-Along Application 


Ride-Along Rules

  1. The ride-along is an observer only, and should not become involved in or interfere with any situation, either physically or verbally.
  2. Ride-alongs should be dressed in either business attire or neat, clean, casual attire. Jeans , shorts, spandex, leggings, T-shirts and sweats are not acceptable.
  3. Cameras and audio recorders are not permitted.
  4. Ride-alongs will be allowed to observe as much of any situation as is possible, consistent with their safety, however, they may not leave the police vehicle unless given permission to do so by the deputy. Ride-alongs are prohibited from entering any private residence for any reason.
  5. Ride-alongs must pay for their own food and beverages. If at all possible, they will be given an opportunity to eat a meal; however, this will depend on the level of calls for service.
  6. The officer may terminate the ride if the participant fails to follow the regulations or is acting in a manner inconsistent with the best interests of the Sheriff's Office.
  7. The participant may request that the ride be terminated at any time. The participant will be returned to the station as soon as the deputy determines it is practical.