Linn County citizens 18 years of age or older (14-18 years of age with signed parent/guardian permission on a case by case basis) can apply to ride for up to four hours with a Criminal Patrol Deputy up to one time during a calendar year.
If you are a Linn County citizen, and are free of disqualifying conditions, you are welcome to apply in one of two ways:
- Fill out and submit our online Ride-Along Application; or
- Download our Ride-Along Application (PDF), print it, fill it out, and submit it by mail or in person at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
Allow approximately four weeks for application processing and routing before you are contacted to schedule the date and time for your ride-along.