The Burlington Police Department is now offering a Ride-Along Program to residents. This program allows citizens to accompany patrol officers while on duty. Chief Jeffrey Smythe initiated the program to help the general public grasp the broad scope of police work done in the City of Burlington.
Chief Smythe recently said, “The Ride-Along Program is incredibly important to this organization because of its ability to build trust within the community.” Chief Smythe added that “the Burlington Police Department is filled with hard working, professional men and women who display integrity in everything they do; any person riding with our officers will be struck by the truth of that statement.”
Applying to the Program
To take advantage of the program, interested individuals must register in advance. Please fill out an Application and Liability Release (Spanish version). An officer will soon be in contact with the applicant to confirm approval and to schedule a date for the Ride-Along as well as to explain the required protocol.