Ride-In Program

The goal of the Ride-In Program is to provide citizens the opportunity to observe patrol operations.

If you are interested in riding along with a police officer, contact any of the patrol divisions listed on this page for information and scheduling.

  • You will need to arrange the ride-in at least 72 hours in advance to facilitate the scheduling. 
  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to ride-in. 
  • Only one (1) ride-in is permitted within a six (6) month period and only one (1) ride-in within a specific patrol division is permitted annually. 
  • Please read the instructions below under "Forms" before arriving for your ride-in.
  • The use of audio and/or video recording devices, including but not limited to, cell phones or tablets/video during the duration of the ride-in is prohibited unless prior authorization is received from the Public Relations Office.

For the safety of the ride-in participant and keeping with a professional image, the following dress code will be enforced:

  • Business casual attire which shall include, but not limited to, traditional dress shirts, knit shirts with placket and collar, sweaters, and slacks or dress jeans. Foot wear should be conservative and comfortable, foot wear like tennis and hiking shoes are acceptable. Sworn personnel from other jurisdictions and military personnel will be requested to dress in business casual and not wear their uniform.
  • Inappropriate attire includes:
    • Shorts or cut-off jeans
    • Tank tops or halter tops
    • Clothing bearing any sign or symbol that advertises any product, business, or organization. An exception is the logo shirts worn by the police support or service groups
    • Clothing with offensive designs, logos, slogans, letters, or fit
    • Flip flops, open or slide-on sandals
    • Clothing intentionally provocative or offensive.

Patrol Divisions:
Central Division - 501 Jones, 817-392-3900 
East Division - 1100 Nashville, 817-392-4640  
North Division - 8755 N. Riverside Dr., 817-392-3150 
Northwest Division - 2500 Houston, 817-392-4600 
South Division - 3128 W. Bolt, 817-392-3400
West Division - 3525 Marquita St, 817-392-4700  

Ride-In Instructions
Ride-In Waiver

Mission Statement

The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.