The Auburn Police Department offers the opportunity for citizens to ride-along with a police officer during a normal tour of duty, and experience an officer's day-to-day duties and responsibilities. This public education program gives residents a better understanding of police operations. The Ride-Along Program serves as a mechanism for community members to personally observe patrol operations and enhance transparency between police and members of the community.
Citizens considering a career in law enforcement have found these types of programs particularly useful. The Ride-Along program offers a better understanding of the challenges, hazard, and rewards of a police officer’s role in the community. includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
Dress Code and Etiquette
Citizens who are selected for a riding along with the Auburn Police Department must dress appropriately for the duration of their ride. Business casual or professional attire is preferred. However, blue jeans, tennis-shoes, and other casual attire is acceptable as long as it is not offensive or in disrepair.
Any person riding along must agree to follow all lawful instructions provided to them by any member of the Auburn Police Department during the time the person is participating in the ride-along.
You are not allowed to carry or bring with you any firearm or other dangerous weapon during the time you are accompanying a sworn officer or other department employee, regardless of your status or ability to otherwise lawfully possess or carry any such firearm or dangerous weapon.
Failure to adhere to these rules and guidelines may result in the ride-along being terminated early at the discretion of the officer or supervisor.
If you are interested in doing a ride along with our agency, please submit your request in email. Please provide contact information and a date and time of your request. All requests should be made at least 30 days in advance.
Auburn Police Department 416 Oxford Street North Auburn Massachusetts 01501