Ride Alongs

The Ankeny Police Department has established a community Ride-Along Program to enhance the relationship between the community and the Ankeny Police Department. This program is designed to be an educational opportunity for residents or business owners to view firsthand police practices, procedures, and activity within our community.

Participant Limitations

This program is open to:

  • Ankeny residents
  • Ankeny business owners
  • Students enrolled in a criminal justice program
  • High school students, age 16 and older (written approval of parent or guardian required)

Participants must pass a background check. Ride-along requests are granted at the discretion of the Ankeny Police Department.

The rides usually last 2 to 4 hours and many observers prefer the busiest times of the day, which are 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.

If you are interested in this program please complete the ride-along request form