How can I participate in a ride-along?

The opportunity to observe police patrol activities is offered to citizens through the cooperation of the Chief of Police. Strict adherence to the following instructions is necessary to safeguard participants and to minimize the possibility of interference with normal department activities. A valid form of identification is required by the Department to complete the process.

All paperwork should be emailed to Join CPD or mailed to:
180 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403

If there are any questions, please call 843-725-9619 for CPD’s Recruiter.

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1. Do I have to come to the police station to file a report?
2. How do I get a copy of a police report / accident report?
3. How do I hire an Off-Duty Police Officer for security?
4. How do I get a background check and / or fingerprints made for a job?
5. How do I file a complaint or compliment on an Officer?
6. How do I contact Property/Evidence to retrieve items?
7. How can I participate in a ride-along?
8. Where can I use my skateboard?
9. What is the tattoo policy?
10. What are the bicycle rack and parking rules?
11. How do I register my bicycle?
12. What are the rules for Vehicle for Hire?