Ride-Along Program

​The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office offers a ride-along program to individuals that are 18 years of age or older.  To be considered for the program, an interested person must complete the ride-along application.  The application will be reviewed and a background investigation will be conducted to ensure candidates are suitable for participation.

Any person authorized as a ride-along will participate in a passenger/observer capacity only.  Participants will not be permitted to take part in any law enforcement action, assist in conducting investigations or perform any other law enforcement task or function.  Participants are not permitted to operate any patrol vehicle, handle or possess firearms or other weapons, or use equipment issued by the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office.  All participants will wear civilian clothing while participating in the ride-along program.  Assignments will normally be limited to uniform patrol units.

Any person submitting a request to participate in the patrol ride-along program may be rejected if such participation would not serve the best interest of the Sheriff's Office.   If you are interested in participating in this program, fill out the ride-along application completely and return it to the records division of the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office.

Ride-Along Application