Citizen Ride-Alongs

Citizens requesting a ride-along with a police officer must complete a Ride-Along form, which includes ride-along requirements and a waiver.

Applicant must have:

  • Clean criminal history
  • No criminal cases pending
  • Appropriate dress (slacks/collared shirt)
  • Complete a background records check

First considerations given to:

  • Active duty police officers or other public service officials such as federal law enforcement, park rangers etc..
  • Academy students
  • Criminal justice students and internships
  • Concerned city residents

All ride alongs must receive prior approval from the Chief of Police or his designee.  Ride alongs will not be granted unless a reasonable justification for observing is provided.

The applications are available online or at the Lake Ozark Police Department, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office notifies the applicant by telephone of the date and time of their scheduled ride-along.

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