Ride-Along Program

About Ride-Alongs

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office offers the citizens of Sutter County a unique opportunity to observe first hand, the operation of the office. By participating in the community service ride-along program, citizens can ride with a deputy and get a better understanding of law enforcement. The program gives the citizen the opportunity to ask questions of the deputy and perhaps get a little insight in the job of a law enforcement professional. This also gives our deputies an opportunity to develop a relationship with the individual, thereby enhancing the office's philosophy on community policing.

How to Participate

Participants fill out a waiver form (see below) and undergo a brief background check. The citizen is then contacted by office personnel and a schedule of when the ride will take place is determined. We are a 24-hour service facility, allowing just about everyone’s schedule to be accommodated. Individuals are allowed to ride up to two times a year with the deputies.

Those interested must be at least sixteen years of age and have a parent or guardian authorize the ride. Those that choose to do so may be assigned to ride with deputies from the main office, resident beats, Live Oak, or under certain conditions with the office's boat patrol deputies.

Waiver Forms

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Contact Information

Patrol Section
Sutter County Sheriff's Office
1077 Civic Center Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone: (530) 822-7307
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