I went on a ride-along last night

I went on a ride-along last night

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    I went on a ride-along last night

    My wife's brother is a Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy and I was able to go along with him last night on his shift from ~7:30pm to ~7 am. There was domestic violence, a stabbing, car chase through the desert, slutty 16yo's, and a guy nearly drank himself to death just to name a few calls.
    It was a great experience. Gives me even more respect for the work our law-enforcement officers do.


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    Sounds like a typical night.
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    Yeah, he said it somewhat slow...

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    Did he let you out or did you have to stay in the car?
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    I got to go everywhere. I held my flashlight on the passenger side on stops and I got to use the spotlight on the SUV many times looking for stuff. It was up close and personal the whole night.

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    I've taken lots of ridealongs over the years. Depending on the person, they either stay in the car or I'll let them accompany me on stops and other things.

    If they are a geek, they stay in the car.

    He must have had a little confidence in you to let you out like that. Did their policy prevent you from carrying your piece concealed?
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    I wish our local departments allowed ride-a-longs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    He must have had a little confidence in you to let you out like that. Did their policy prevent you from carrying your piece concealed?
    He has every confidence in me. I'm 6'2 and at an athletic weight of 190lbs (lost 10lbs recently from this damn heat) and can handle myself pretty well; and I'm a better shot that my BIL. I left my piece in my truck at the station but he showed me how to release the M4 just in case.

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    Thats good. Do it some more. If you like it, check to see if they have a Reserve program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Thats good. Do it some more. If you like it, check to see if they have a Reserve program.
    I'd really like to do it again. In fact when I called today and thanked him again, I told him I'd go anytime he's able to take me but they can only do 1 ride-along every so often I guess so I'll wait my turn.

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    +1 to HOTGUNS. See if they have a Reserve Officer Program. It is a great way to make a difference in your community while having a lot of fun.
    Did you also get to see the other side of police work? The part that Cops or the other reality TV shows never show. The time spent writing reports. However, the 90 seconds of "fun" is sometimes worth the time consuming task of report writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calireserve View Post
    +1 to HOTGUNS. See if they have a Reserve Officer Program. It is a great way to make a difference in your community while having a lot of fun.
    Did you also get to see the other side of police work? The part that Cops or the other reality TV shows never show. The time spent writing reports. However, the 90 seconds of "fun" is sometimes worth the time consuming task of report writing.
    I skipped out before the paperwork. Not sure I'd want to but I've got too much on my plate to be a reserve officer anyway.

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    Sounds like a worthwhile trip. I'm actually going on one this Thursday night with my wife's brother. Should be an interesting 8-12 hours.

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    Hey Packer, where did you meet up for it? I've been wanting to do one around here but my buddy who works for YCSO recommended Maricopa.
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    I met my brother-in-law at the substation...I'm not sure who to contact to set one up though.

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