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APD Media Release 10/21/13

Chief Pristoop Announces Ride-Along Thursdays

Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop announces the beginning of Ride-Along Thursdays at Annapolis Police Department.  Ride-Along Thursdays are an opportunity for city residents to ride along with Annapolis Police Officers.

Chief Pristoop said, “This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Annapolis.  Participating in ride-alongs strengthens our police-community partnership which helps make our city safer.  Citizens who ride-along will have a clearer understanding of the day-to-day operations of the Annapolis Police Department.  Our commitment to the community made this the logical next step.”

Annapolis 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 to make arrangements to ride-along.  More information about ride-alongs and the ride-along agreement and release form can be found at the police department’s website at under Ride-Along Information.