Do you dream of becoming a police officer or working in law enforcement, but aren’t sure exactly what it’s like?
The Police Ride-Along program allows civilians* to accompany a police officer in a police vehicle during their tour of duty.
This educational opportunity is perfect for students interested in this field of work but aren’t entirely sure what to expect. It is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone interested in better understanding police operations at the university.
*The ride along program is available to currently registered students of Grand Valley State University whose emphasis is Criminal Justice, those interested in a police recruit position, or at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
If you are interested in a ride-along, use the application and instruction sheet below.
Step 1: Fill out the ride-along waiver and application
Step 2: Bring the completed forms to the Grand Valley State Police Department and contact Sergeant Andrew Dusendang.
Note: Completing this form does not guarantee that your ride-along request will be approved.
Step 3: We will review your application details and reach out to you to schedule a ride-along.