Request to Ride Along Form - Ada County Sheriff

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Request to Ride Along Form

  • Form Instructions

    Before you begin filling out this form there are several pieces of information you will need to have. Most all fields on this form require a response or value before you can move on to the next part of the form.

    If you have any trouble filling out the form please contact us at: Police Services Administrative Assistant Ada County Sheriff’s Office (208) 577-3700 office Thank you!
  • Applicant Information

  • Contact Information

  • Emergency Contacts

    Please list two emergency Contacts
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Ada County Sheriff’s Office believes in transparency and offers the public the opportunity to ride with Sheriff Office Patrol Deputies. Because of the high volume of requests the Sheriff’s Office has fifteen open ride-along dates per month with a priority of current applicants. Applicants will need to wait a minimum of 6 months from their ride along date before they are able to reapply. The ride-along consists of three hours and can range from patrolling unincorporated South Ada County, North Ada County, City of Eagle, City of Star or the City of Kuna.
  • Parent/Guardian Information: Must be completed if applicant is a minor

  • PLEASE NOTE: Completing this form does not guarantee a ride-along. By signing this application, you are giving the Ada County Sheriff’s Office permission to complete a criminal background check. Based on this check, you may be denied a ride-along. Copies of this form are also available at the Ada County Sheriff’s Office at 7200 Barrister Drive. If you decide to fill out the form at the sheriff’s office, please bring an official State of Idaho ID card or driver’s license.
  • Reason for Request Ride-Along

  • Waiver of Liability

    Read and check each of the following statements and sign the waiver of liability
  • I have been given the opportunity to ask questions that may clarify any requirements.
  • I understand that the activities of the deputy I am assigned to ride with may be dangerous involving possible risk of personal injury and damage or loss of property.
  • I understand that I may be a witness to a crime and therefore I may be subpoenaed to be a witness in a court of law.
  • I understand that I am to obey the commands of the deputy at all times during the ride-along. I will not exit the vehicle unless told to do so and will not do anything to inhibit the actions of the officer or to jeopardize the safety of the deputy or myself.
  • I understand that I am not to make any comments to any victims witnesses suspects or others who are involved in official business with the Sheriff’s Office.
  • I understand that the equipment assigned to an officer and the vehicle in which I will be riding is for the purpose of aiding the officer in performing official duties only and I will not touch operate or adjust any of the equipment in the vehicle or on the officer.
  • I agree that I will not take any photographs or record any crime scenes or evidence found while with the officer nor will I create anything on any personal recording device (such as a smartphone or digital camera) that could be considered a record which would need to be included in any officer’s report.
  • I agree that I will not post anything regarding my ride-along experience to any social media websites of any kind without prior approval from the officer.
  • I agree that I will not take any photographs of the officer without his or her prior approval.
  • I understand that failure to abide by the above requirements will result in immediate termination of the ride-along and can prohibit me from being considered for any future ride-along.
  • Release of Claims against Ada County & the Ada County Sheriff’s Office

    For and in consideration of me being allowed to ride as a passenger and observer in the Ada County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, for personal benefit, I do hereby release Ada County, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, it’s officials, employees, agents and assigns, individually from any and all civil liability including, but not limited to, actions in tort, contracts and civil rights. I do further grant a general release for myself, my heirs and executors and waiver, remise and forever release Ada County and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, its official, employees, agents, and assigns from all claims which can or may be asserted as a result of injuries or damages, mental or physical, sustained by me while with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office or its officers, whether inside or outside the vehicle. I understand the terms of this waiver are contractual, legally binding, and are not mere recital.
  • Deputies will complete a safety briefing for all riders. The following information will be covered: - Riders must wear seatbelts and remain in the vehicle at all times, unless instructed to do otherwise. - Riders must follow all instructions given by the deputy. - Procedures in case of an emergency, to include the use of radio to summon assistance.