Boise Police Department Ride Along

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions as of November 2020, ride along requests are only being accepted for current police officers or individuals participating in our hiring process.

The ride-along program will resume in the future for the general public. Check back to this website for updates.

If you are interested in participating in a ride along with the Boise Police Department, please download and complete the form below.

  • Incomplete applications will NOT be processed. Please make sure you sign your application.
  • It takes at least three weeks to process and complete a background check.
  • By signing this form, you are giving the Boise Police Department permission to complete a thorough criminal history check on you prior to the ride-along.
  • Completing this form and returning to the Boise Police Department DOES NOT guarantee the applicant a ride along.
  • In addition to this form, you may be required to complete additional paperwork at the time of the ride-along.
  • Ride-along applicants will be given a safety briefing at the time of the ride-along.
  • Ride along applicants must present a government approved and issued identification card at the time of the ride along. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Any questions regarding the ride-along or the application process should be directed to the Boise Police Department Strategic Services Team during regular business hours by emailing or calling 208-570-6073.

Completed and signed applications may be emailed to

Mail applications to:
Boise Police Department
Attn: Strategic Services Team
333 N. Mark Stall Place
Boise, Idaho 83704

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