Ride Along Program:
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is committed to fostering strong community involvement with the citizens we are proud to serve. The concept of community oriented policing strives for the building of partnerships within the community to solve identified problems. Community policing is not something we perform for the citizens; rather it is something we engage in with the community. With this in mind, the Sheriff’s Office invites citizens to observe and learn about the patrol function through the Ride Along Program. We are pleased to be able to extend this application to you. Please understand that for your safety you may participate as an observer only and will be under the direct control of your host deputy at all times.
Our concern for your safety and that of our deputies is of paramount importance. To ensure we may continue to deliver effective service to all of our citizens, we place certain restrictions on this process:
- In order to participate in this program, you must be at least 18 years old, or a member of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program.
- Prior to the beginning of your Ride Along, you will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Unfortunately, there are inherent risks with any law enforcement function.
- We ask you to please maintain a neat, clean, businesslike appearance during your Ride Along with our deputies.
- You may not, under any circumstances, be armed with any type of weapon.
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share with you the services provided by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. We view this program as an excellent opportunity to showcase our activities and meet more members of the outstanding community we work with. Please feel free to contact Sergeant Corey Sevene at (719) 520-7270 or (719) 520-7153, Saturday through Tuesday 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with any questions you may have.
Click here to fill out the online ride along application.