GUN Scheduled a Ride Along.

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    Should I have selected a PM shift rather than an AM shift? Is it more fun at night? :noes:
     
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    I did one at night back in high school and it was pretty entertaining. Unmarked car loaded with high school kids and one cop. People probably thought we were a gang until the guy started pulling people over.
     
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    I've always done it at nighttime, usually when I had a free weekend night, or the night of some event. Finding drunks/drugs/stupid kids is what you are hoping for.
     
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    Do it at night, never take the Sunday afternoon shift
     
  5. Keesh

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    Nights are usually more fun, but some weird shit does happen during the day.
     
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    during the day would be pretty boring i'd assume.. but i dont know how your town is.
     
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    plus the drunks and retards tend to come out at night, so i would imagine it would be a lot more fun at night.. especially if its the overnight/graveyard shift
     
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    overnight, especially if the patrol area includes some bars and strip clubs. Last ride-along I went on the cop decided to meet another officer to perform a spot check on the girl's attire at a couple strip clubs (topless only). They handed me a flashlight and just said to walk around with them like I was a plain-clothes officer :bigthumb:

    Daytime ride-alongs usually just resulted in some truancy field interviews, a couple burglary reports and some responses to false alarms. Basically, pretty boring shit.
     
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    Don't know anything about this... What is the protocol to go about scheduling one?
     
  10. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    AM, you'll be taking a lot of morning commute BS.

    Do eves or some of a mids shift. 7p-3a is pretty much primetime anywhere you go.
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    I think it would be fun for a ride along. Don't you have to be a troubled teen or someone aspiring to be a LEO? Can a regular individual go along just to check it out?
     
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    Dayshift is pretty much taking theft/vandalism/bs reports and working traffic accidents. Evenings and midnights are where the fun happens.
     
  13. The Cable Guy

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    What if I'm a troubled teen aspiring to be a LEO?:mamoru:
     
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    YOU'RE HIRED
     
  15. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    No. Yes, depending on the dept's policy. Most places, all you have to do is call up and inquire, they'll tell you what days you can go, you go in, sign a waiver, and then go ride.
     
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    Shoulda taken the night shift. Day shift was boring as fuuuuuuuuuuuuu


    Funnest one I ever went on was a very rural county with a very young deputy. God damn rural county sheriffs officers can drive!
     
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    I've been on a few. Most of mine have been on 7a-4pm-ish and always had a blast.
     
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    our ride along request form asks if you have a concealed weapons permit
     
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    They didn't ask me "officially", but the officer was a friend of mine that I rode motorcycles with and he knew I carried. He said it would be best if I didn't bring my gun. But he did show me where the release for the shotgun was in case the SHTF.
     
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    worked for me.
    now I are one.
     
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    I want to do a ride along with you smartypants. The feds offer such fun?
     
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    I'm going to ride in the area I live in and hang our around. Should be interesting. I'm going to need to reschedule for the PM shift.
     
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    Changed it to PM shift, starts at 3PM :coold:
     
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    When are you going? Keep us posted
     
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    This saturday at 3 :noes:

    I'm excited, I think I have a hard on.
     

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