Civilian Observer “Ride-a-long” Program The Civilian Observer Ride-A-Long Program was introduced to provide an opportunity for citizens to get a first hand look at the services provided to the community by the City of Surprise Police Department. Approved Observer’s will ride side by side with a Patrol Officer as they respond to daily calls for service such as crime reports, traffic stops, court service, and arrests.
This program not only enhances the relationship between Officers and Citizens, but also provides an opportunity to those who may be interested in a career in Law Enforcement by providing them an experience that may assist in their career decisions.
Resident of Surprise
Must be 18 years of age or an active member of an Explorer Program
No prior felony arrests or extensive police records