Get a firsthand view of how police officers serve the citizens of Dunwoody.
The Ride-Along program gives citizens a unique opportunity to learn about the daily challenges and risks that officers face while protecting the community. Citizens also get a firsthand view of how police officers serve the citizens of Dunwoody and have an opportunity to interact with a uniformed police officer to ask questions, discuss issues, and voice concerns.
The Dunwoody Police Department is committed to establishing and maintaining close ties with citizens and promoting a realistic understanding of how community needs are being addressed by the department. A ride-along program is a great way to do this.
At times, it is very difficult to explain to people the exact duties of a police officer and the complex nature of the job. Giving citizens the opportunity to ride along with an officer is very eye-opening. -Police Chief Billy Grogan
Anyone interested in participating in the Ride-Along program must complete a Ride Along Program Application and return in person or by mail to the Dunwoody Police Department. In addition, applicants must abide by the following rules:
- Applicant must be at least 18 years of age unless they are an approved member of the Dunwoody Police Department Explorers Program.
- Applicant must have no felony or narcotics convictions and must be free of any misdemeanor convictions which are considered unacceptable by the Chief of Police.
- The applicant must complete a criminal history authorization form.
- The applicant must complete the Ride Along Program Application.
- The applicant must complete a Waiver of Liability form.
- No participant will act as a police agent in any manner.
- While participating in the Ride-Along, no participant is allowed entry into a residence or any other location where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists.
- No weapons such as firearms, batons, oleoresin capsicum spray, etc. will be carried by a Ride-Along participant - including representatives from other law enforcement agencies.
A ride-along is what gives you the best perspective of a Police Officer's duties. - Jeremy Markel
I had a great time learning about the new department and meeting some of your officers. The officers I came in contact with were extremely professional and treated me as one of their own. - Andy Benfield