Ride Along with an Officer

The Lafayette Police Department ride-along program is offered to Lafayette residents, students, police department employment applicants, and those employed by the City of Lafayette to observe and experience, first-hand, various functions of the police department. The term "ride-along" includes riding as a passenger with an officer on patrol.

EligibilityRide Along with a Lafayette Police Officer in patrol car

  • Rider must be at least 15 years of age. Riders aged 15-17 must have parental or guardian approval.
  • Rider must complete a Lafayette Police Department Ride Along Agreement and provide a copy of their government-issued driver's license or ID card. Agreements may be submitted online or completed at the police department.
  • Rider must be cleared and undergo a criminal history background check. Applications may be denied for prior criminal history.
  • Approved rider is allowed to participate no more than once every six months. 

Department Tours

Tours are available by request during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, excluding holidays. Please get in touch with Robert Wilson to schedule.