Fargo Police Department Ride-Along
Citizens may request a ride-along with a Fargo police officer assigned to patrol duties, or who otherwise want to accompany other sworn officers or civilian employees of the Fargo Police Department in the performance of their work activities. The requesting party must agree to have a criminal records check completed prior to the request being approved.
Any person authorized to ride-along with a sworn officer or accompany other sworn officers or civilian employees, must agree to follow all lawful instructions provided to them by any member of the Fargo Police Department during the time the person is participating in the ride-along or while accompanying other department personnel in the performance of their work activities.
Persons accompanying Fargo police officers or other department personnel in the performance of their work activities must also dress appropriately for the duration of their time spent with the officer or other department member. Business casual or professional attire is preferred. However, blue jeans, tennis-shoes, and other casual attire are acceptable as long as they are not offensive or in disrepair. Smoking or the use of other tobacco products is not permitted in any police facility, motor vehicle, or while in the presence of the general public.
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.
The Fargo Police Department Ride-Along Request / Waiver of Liability Agreement must be completed and returned to the Fargo Police Department prior to scheduling a ride-along.
Fargo Police Department
222 4th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
If you have additional questions, call (701) 241-8175.