Due to the University's COVID-19 response and travel policies, GVPD's Ride-Along program has been temporarily suspended. Please check back at a later time. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
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 currently registered students whose emphasis is Criminal Justice 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.
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 Leah Heaton.
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.
For more information contact:
Sergeant Leah Heaton
- Main - (616) 331-3266
- Office - (616) 331-2687
Do you need to interview a police officer, but don't require a ride-along? Submit a request for an interview at the link below: