"Ride-along" means to be an official passenger in a patrol vehicle, accompanying a police officer during part of a normal tour of duty. The primary purpose of a police ride-along is to provide an opportunity for the community to see firsthand the day-to-day workings of law enforcement in Shelbyville; the ride-along guest receives important insight into what it means to be a police officer.
Criminal Justice students and people interested in a career in law enforcement have found it particularly useful. The ride-along program fosters a better understanding of the challenges, hazards and rewards of the police officer's role in the community. If you are at least 18 years of age and would like to participate in the Ride-Along program please contact the Shelbyville Police Department at 502-633-2326.