Ride-Along Program


The Appleton Police Department honors "ride-along" requests from individuals having a legitimate interest in personally observing police patrol operations. The purpose of the program is to provide an educational experience to those desiring a career in law enforcement, to promote positive community relations, and to serve as a recruitment tool. 



Before a ride-along is approved, a background investigation will be conducted on individuals requesting to ride with an officer. 

If you have additional questions after reviewing the documents listed below, please contact Sara Derks at 920-832-5527 with your questions.

Ride Along Application

Ride Along Guidelines