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Old 09-23-2013, 8:38 PM
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The worst part of ride alongs for me was having to clear all my gear off my passenger seat. I would still rather have a ride along, than a rock for a trainee in my car for three weeks though...
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Old 09-25-2013, 4:36 PM
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I have some friends who do them...in the back seat.
Is that what they call an unscheduled ride along?
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Old 09-25-2013, 6:11 PM
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Is that what they call an unscheduled ride along?
unscheduled, involuntary - same difference...
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:29 PM
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Hey guys, I've contacted the station supervisor for Santa Ana PD to schedule my ride a long but I was informed that the wait list would be a couple of months.

I know it's a hassle but would any officers be willing to volunteer to take me out on a ride along? I just need to go on at least one before December. You don't have to take me the entire time and can just drop me off whenever. Please PM me. Thank you Calguns LEOs
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Old 10-18-2013, 9:14 PM
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Hi all.... I have done a lot of ride alongs with friends and family... And they were GREAT! But one of my favorite ride alongs are the Birds eye view.... "Fly Alongs" vary fun and interesting...
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:04 PM
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Anybody?
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:26 PM
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What's the purpose of wanting to go? Putting a quasi deadline indicates there is some specific reason, school project? Applying? Etc. May help some to come forward...
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:54 PM
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What's the purpose of wanting to go? Putting a quasi deadline indicates there is some specific reason, school project? Applying? Etc. May help some to come forward...
Yeah, I did put that it is for class but I'll be more specific. I am required to either go on a ride along and write a paper for an Enforcement class that I am taking at Cal State Fullerton. The city that I reside in is backlogged with applicants and won't be able to take me out until the semester is over. I checked with the other departments around here and will only take me on a ride along if I'm either a resident of the city or an applicant. If anybody has any leads on a department that would take non-residents or any officers that are willing to take me out please let me know. Thanks
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What if you sit in a courtroom? Observing the deputy for the day should give you something to write about.
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You could always just make up a story that you went on a ride a long. It's not like the college professor is going to read your paper anyway....
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Have you tried your university PD?
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Old 10-26-2013, 4:16 PM
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Have you tried your university PD?
She doesn't want that

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What if you sit in a courtroom? Observing the deputy for the day should give you something to write about.
The main topic of the essay is to observe a patrol offer and their method of policing or their interactions with the community. I do have the option of observing another form of policing such as detective investigations but would require special permission. I would think that a deputy in a courtroom would be more towards Corrections but I will ask the professor if I have no other choice. Thank you for the suggestions though.
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Old 10-26-2013, 4:19 PM
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You could always just make up a story that you went on a ride a long. It's not like the college professor is going to read your paper anyway....
Haha, she is one of the professors that would every student essay. Her husband is a reserve deputy so they could be viewing this thread as we speak.
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Old 10-26-2013, 4:35 PM
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It always amazed me getting phone calls from people who said their professor in such and such a class was requiring a ride along. Their professor cannot require the agency to do anything. Then they pretty much wanted to dictate the terms of the ride along. I used to have a speech I would give them over the phone, "This is not a Friday evening of entertainment, it is a learning experience, you will be riding with a real live law enforcement officer. Dress appropriately, feel free to ask questions but remember, this is that officer's work day and the officer has the discretion to terminate the ride along at any time."

I had a reserve officer ride along with me one time and at the end of the night he actually had the nerve to say he was disappointed with riding with me because he wanted a little bit more action during the course of a shift."

I was never big on ride alongs. Many agencies have or have started Citizens Academies. I would encourage somebody to go this route.
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