University of Oregon

Ride-Along Program

University of Oregon Police Department Ride-Along Program

The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) often permits community members the opportunity to accompany and observe a UOPD officer while on patrol. This community outreach program introduces community members to the role of campus officers, and provides general insight into the challenges of policing a university campus.

Those interested in participating may download, print and fill out the ride-along application form, below.  Completed forms should be dropped off at the UOPD East Station, 2141 E. 15th Ave. (corner of 15th and Walnut Street) between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Allow at least 48 hours for completion of the background check.

A member of the department’s leadership team will review individual requests, and upon approval contact participants to schedule their ride-along. If a ride-along has been pre-arranged with a UOPD officer, please indicate this on the form.

UOPD requires a criminal background check for all individuals who wish to participate in this program.  A signature on the form indicates consent for this background check.  All potential riders under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian's signature.

Further information on this program may be obtained by contacting Rachel Dale at 541-346-5712 or


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