Experience the Patrol Division

The Boulder Police Department's Ride-Along Program provides the opportunity for Boulder residents to ride with a police officer on patrol and experience how the police department's patrol division functions.

Program Requirements

Our program is open to qualified applicants who are at least 18 years old. Community members are scheduled by appointment only after completing the application process. Applicants are scheduled among our three patrol shifts, depending on availability.

Applicants for the Ride-Along Program must complete a written application and meet the minimum standards set by policy. A criminal background check will be completed for all applicants. Community members should submit their application at least three weeks in advance of the desired ride-along date. The application is available below or it can be obtained at the Public Safety Building.

Apply for the Ride-Along Program

Fill out the application

Fill out the application form:

The application may be filled in electronically; however, it must be printed as the document requires a signature.

Submit the application

Applications can be emailed to PDRecords@bouldercolorado.gov, mailed or dropped off at the Public Safety Building, located at 1805 33rd St., Boulder, CO 80301 or faxed to 303-441-4330.