Are you one of those who is drawn to police reality shows? Have you ever wondered what would it be like to ride along with a police officer? Now you can! The Mountain View Police Department offers ride-alongs for residents age 14 and older. But don’t expect your ride along to play out like a Hollywood movie, because the reality is, that is not what it is like on an average day in any police force.
A City of MVPD police car ride-along is a perfect opportunity to witness and experience first hand what happens during the day in the life of a police officer. Ride-along as they patrol their beat, take crime reports, make traffic stops, and more. For those interested in becoming a police officer, a ride along is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about becoming a police officer.
Those wishing to ride-along with a City of MVPD police officer must pass a criminal background check and have no outstanding warrants, be at least 14 years old (with parent’s permission), and live or work in Mountain View. It takes approximately three weeks for your ride-along application to be processed and approved. The City of MVPD will notify you of your status and ride-along date. For a complete list of ride along times, visit this link or call 650-903-6186.