All ride along applicants are subject to a criminal history check. This check may include a local records check, and a Department of Justice Automated Criminal History System Check. This check, along with other factors may be considered when disqualifying an applicant. Examples of those factors may include being under 15 years of age, prior criminal history, pending criminal action, pending lawsuit against the department, and watch commander discretion. Approved civilian ride along, are to be dressed appropriately in either a collared shirt, blouse, or jacket, slacks and shoes. Sandals, T-shirts, tank tops, etc. will not be allowed and may be cause for refusal from the program. All approved civilian ride along will be fitted with a bullet resistant vest and will be required to wear it for the duration of their ride along without exception.
For further information pertaining to the Burlingame Police Department ride along program, please call the Patrol Lieutenant at (650) 777-4100.