Ride Along Program

Get a first hand look at what Deputies do when you apply for our ridealong program.

AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING RIDE ALONG APPLICATIONS DUE TO COVID-19. This page will be updated when the program has reopened.

 

Interested in getting a first-hand look at what the Sheriff’s Office does? 

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office offers the opportunity for citizens to observe Deputies in action through its Citizen Observation or "Ride Along" program. Interested individuals may apply to observe a Patrol Deputy, Corrections Deputy, or Parole and Probation Deputy as they do their jobs. 

Observations are limited to one per year. Approval to participate in the program and assignment of a Deputy is based on operational considerations. Juveniles must be at least 16-years-old and have their parent or guardian's permission to participate.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for the program complete, sign and date the Citizen Observation Application form found in "Supporting Documents" below. 

Return your completed application to our office at: 
Benton County Sheriff's Office
180 NW 5th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330  
ATTN: Ride Along Program.