Ride-along opportunities will be provided to the members of the public and City employees to observe and experience, first-hand, various functions of the Pella Police Department. The term “ride-along” includes riding as a passenger with an officer on patrol or observing the workday of members engaged in other functions within the Department, such as Communications.
A ride-along is available to Pella residents and business owners, students currently attending class in Pella, those employed within the City of Pella, a spouse or relative of a member, and prospective future employees of the police department. Efforts will be made to accommodate all interested persons; however, any applicant may be disqualified without cause from participating.
Factors that may be considered in disqualifying an applicant include, but are not limited to:
Being under 15 years of age
Prior criminal history
Pending criminal action
Pending lawsuit against this department or the City