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SCSO Ride Along Program

The Sheriff's Office encourages community interest and involvement in the law enforcement process and allows citizens to ride as observers in Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles. Persons wishing to ride as observers must follow the protocol established below to ensure their safety, and the safety of our deputies. Observers must be at least 18 years of age to participate (with the exception of Youth Deputies).

If you are interested in riding as an observer, please contact the Human Resources Division at 407-665-6621. Human Resources will schedule you to be fingerprinted and provide you with details about the Ride Along requirements. Fingerprinting takes place at our main office located at 100 Eslinger Way in Sanford. Please bring your valid Florida driver’s license or other appropriate picture identification. You will also be required to complete and sign a Rider Release Form. Once you are approved, Human Resources will provide you with specific persons who you will contact directly to schedule your Ride Along.

Please note that observers are under the supervision of the employees with whom they ride and are not permitted to: assist with criminal interrogations or physical confrontations; exit the vehicle except upon specific instructions; or possess a firearm or other weapon.


Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6600