Ride Along


DCSO CarThe purpose of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office ride-along program is to provide an opportunity for civilians to ride-along with a patrol deputy to witness first hand the situations that a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff encounters and handles as part of their duty assignment every day.

Applicants must also pass a criminal history background check conducted by the Records Division. Persons found to have a significant criminal history are disqualified from participating. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older, although minors 14-17 must have signature approval from a parent/guardian.

Once cleared, applicants will be called and scheduled for a ride-along. Prior to the ride-along, all paperwork must be completed, signed, approved and turned into the Division Commander's Office.

Ride-Along Paperwork

To obtain a copy of the ride-along request form, download, print, and fill out this form.  

While attending a ride-along, participants must adhere to the DCSO rules for the ride-along, a copy of which may be obtained here.

To participate, applicants must fill out and submit a Douglas County Sheriff's Office ride-along request form and present it in person with a valid photo identification to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Records Division. 

Location and Contact Information

Records Office (775) 782-9933


Douglas County Sheriff's Office- Records Division

1038 Buckeye Road

Minden, NV. 89423