To be eligible to go on ride-alongs with West Bend Police Officers, Cadets must meet certain criteria. First, Cadets must score a 70% or higher on the Ride-Along Knowledge Exam. Second, Cadets must complete eight (8) hours of observation time in the West Bend Police Dispatch Center. Once these prerequisites are met, Cadets can schedule patrol ride-alongs in two different ways:
- Notify a Mentor by email or phone. The Mentor will then check the dispatch or patrol calendar and shift strength to determine if your request is approved or denied - OR -
- You can log into your Track It Forward account and submit an hour log with the requested date and time. In the "hours" field, indicate the length of time you would like to ride-along. In the "date" field, be sure to use the date of which you'd like to ride-along, and in the "start and end time" field, type in the specific hours you'd like to ride-along. Your hour log submission will either be approved or rejected.
All below rules apply for any ride-along or dispatch observation
You can take your Ride-Along Knowledge Exam at any time HERE!
If you take the test, please notify one of your Mentors so we can grade it and get you on the road!