Ride-Along Information

Ride-Along Thursdays

Ride-along Thursdays allows City of Annapolis residents to accompany patrol officers during a portion of their shift.  This program is designed to give residents a better understanding of police operations and help them become familiar with our officers and their department.  Residents can ride-along with a patrol officer for two to four hours during the day or at night every Thursday.  Arrangements to ride-along must be made in advance and ride-alongs are limited to a maximum of two people each Thursday.  To ride-along you must complete and sign a ride-along agreement and release form.  Please contact Captain Cynthia Howard at 410-268-9000 ext. 7242 or choward@annapolis.gov to make arrangements to ride-along. 

Ride-Along Thursday Facts

  • Offered every Thursday
  • Open to City of Annapolis residents, over the age of 18, only
  • Must make prior arrangements with Captain Howard (contact information above)
  • Limited to two people
  • Can ride for two to four hours
  • Must complete and sign agreement and release form (Form below)
  • Valid identification must be presented before ride-along
  • Approval process includes a criminal history and wanted check
  • Must not have participated in the program in the last six (6) months
  • Must follow our rules, guidelines, and officer’s directions

Ride-along Agreement and Release Form

Fax the completed form to Captain Howard at 410-268-9472.  Completing the form does not guarantee that your ride-along request will be approved.

Other Police Ride-Alongs

From time to time people request to ride-along with police officers.  Reasons for ride-alongs include interest in a career in law enforcement and for college class requirements.  If you would like to request a ride-along not under the Ride-Along Thursday program, please contact Captain Cynthia Howard at 410-268-9000 ext. 7242 or choward@annapolis.gov.