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Police Ride-Along Appointment Request

REGISTRATION FOR RIDE-ALONG APPOINTMENTS IS NOW OPEN.  Appointment Requests are due NO LATER than Friday, September 6, 2019 11:00 AM. 

Some professors require that students complete four hours of social observation as part of the community-based learning component of LDST 210, Justice and Civil Society. Social observation typically consists of a four hour police ride-along in one of four precincts in the Richmond Police Department. The police department requires that ride-along participants be U.S. citizens and be at least 18 years of age. Students who do not meet these requirements should contact the Jepson School associate dean for student and external affairs, Dr. Kerstin Soderlund, to arrange for an alternative.

Before requesting an appointment, students must have completed and submitted a police ride-along application to the Jepson School associate dean for student and external affairs, Dr. Kerstin Soderlund. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis; only one student may be scheduled at each precinct for any given date.

To request a police ride-along appointment, students must fill out and submit the online form below. Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the precinct and should plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the shift start time. Ride-along appointments cannot be rescheduled so please consult your calendar carefully before submitting your request.  Keep in mind that FALL BREAK BEGINS October 11, 2019. Classes resume October 16, 2019.  If you are staying in Richmond during Fall Break and want to do your ride-along during October 11, 2019 - October 16, 2019 you may do so.  

* Indicates a required field

* Student First Name:
* Student Last Name:
* Student Email:
* Professor Last Name:

Please indicate which day(s) of the week you prefer for your ride-along appointment (check all that apply):
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

  • Please choose one shift time:
    6:00 a.m. ("Early Day Shift") (4th Precinct's "EDS" is 5:00 AM. If 4th precinct 5:00 AM is your choice, indicate it in the 'Additional Information' section below.)
    7:30 a.m. (“Late Day Shift”) (4th Precinct's "LDS" is 7:00 AM. If 4th precinct 7:00 AM is your choice, indicate it in the “Additional Information’ section below.)
    3:30 p.m. ("Early Evening Shift") (4th Precinct's "EES" is 4:00 PM Mondays-Saturdays; on Sundays it is 3:30 PM. If 4th precinct is your choice, indicate your preference in the "Additional Information" section below.) (3rd Precinct's "EES" begins at 4:00 PM, if 3rd precinct is your choice, indicate in the "Additional Information" section below.)
    7:30 p.m. ("Late Evening Shift") (4th Precinct's "LES" is at 6:00 PM Mondays-Saturdays; on Sundays it is 6:30 PM.  If the 4th precinct is your choice, indicate your preference in the "Additional Information" section below.)

What is your first choice Precinct: 
Precinct 1 - East End
Precinct 2 - Far Southside
Precinct 3 - Fan District
Precinct 4 - Northside/ Chamberlayne Avenue

What is your second choice Precinct:
Precinct 1 - East End
Precinct 2 - Far Southside
Precinct 3 - Fan District
Precinct 4 - Northside/ Chamberlayne Avenue


* Please list three (3) possible dates between October 1st and October 31st that you are available to ride at the shift times indicated above. 

* Are you able to provide your own transportation to and from the police precinct?
yes
no

Please provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful in scheduling
your appointment (such as precinct preference or transportation issues):

Please hold all requested dates until receiving confirmation by e-mail.

Announcements

Police ride-along appointment requests are due NO LATER THAN 11 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. Ride-alongs will take place from October 1 and October 31.  Please remember fall break begins 10/11 (after the last class). Classes resume on 10/16. You may ride during fall break if you will be in Richmond.

Contact Us

Dr. Kerstin Soderlund
Assoc. Dean for Student & External Affairs
Room 123, Jepson Hall
Office: (804) 287-6082
Fax: (804) 287-6062
E-mail: ksoderlu@richmond.edu

Linda Trent
Administrative Coordinator
Room 122, Jepson Hall
Office: (804) 287-6478
Fax: (804) 287-6062
E-mail: ltrent@richmond.edu