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Civilian Observation/Rider Program

(for adults that live or work in Irving)

To be considered for participation in the Civilian Observation/Rider Program you must be an adult that lives or works in Irving. A person who wishes to participate in this Program must submit a written request utilizing the forms provided by the Police Department. The request to ride and release of liability form must be signed and forwarded to the Administrative Patrol Sergeant prior to participation. The Administrative Patrol Sergeant will notify the approved rider of the date and time of the assigned ride.

Male observers should wear slacks and a dress shirt and are encouraged to wear a tie and jacket. Female observers should wear suitable business attire.

Civilian observers should not become directly involved in any police action unless necessary to preserve the safety of the officer. In addition, observers will be required to remain in the police vehicle while conducting traffic stops and responding to disturbance calls unless otherwise directed by an officer. The rules of conduct, as stated on the Request To Ride form will be adhered to.

Click here for the "Request to Ride and Waiver of Liability" form for the Irving Police Department. Upon return, the requests will be forwarded to the Administrative Patrol Sergeant.

After you have printed the forms from the above link, fill them out completely and sign them, they should then be delivered either in person, by mail or fax to:

Patrol Division - Administrative Sergeant
Irving Police Department
Criminal Justice Center
305 North O'Connor Road
Irving, Texas  75061
(972) 721-2603

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