Request a Ride-along

COVID-19 UPDATE: All scheduled ride alongs have been canceled. We will not consider new ride along requests until further notice.

Thanks for your interest in a ride-along with the UW–Madison Police Department! Participants will be required to sign an agreement assuming risk of injury or damage and a waiver and release of claims and indemnity agreement. We will also conduct a basic background check for each ride-along applicant. Please note: individuals will be limited to two “ride-alongs” in a twelve (12) month period. For more information about our ride-along program, email the coordinator at