The Idaho Falls Police Department offers ride-alongs with patrol officers for a variety of reasons, including educating community members or potential Idaho Falls police officers about policing in Idaho Falls. Ride-alongs are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability/capacity of patrol officers and a number of other factors. Riders are required to follow rules, guidelines, and all directions given by law enforcement officers during their ride along. Ride-alongs are not guaranteed and are granted at the discretion of the department. If you are interested in participating in a ride-along with an Idaho Falls Police Officer, please submit your information through the form below, carefully reading all sections. An IFPD staff member will be in touch soon.
*Juvenile Riders - At this time, the Idaho Falls Police Department does not offer ride-alongs for anyone under the age of 18. If you are completing a senior project, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at (208)612-8656 to make other accommodations to learn about IFPD and complete your project requirements.