UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Ride-Along Program

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Ride-Along Program


The Williamsburg Police Department offers a Ride-Along Program to people interested in developing a better understanding of the broad scope of police work accomplished in Williamsburg.  In addition, the program offers local residents an opportunity to see their community from a different perspective and enhances transparency between the police and community members..


To take advantage of the program, interested individuals must register in advance. First read the requirements and the rules of conduct before applying.  If you meet the requirements please fill out an Application and Liability Release form.  Completed documents can be emailed to or delivered in person to the Williamsburg Police Department.  An officer will soon be in contact with the applicant to confirm approval and to schedule a date for the Ride-Along as well as to explain the required protocol.  

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS                                                                               ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ride-Along Application                                                                                                Ride-Along Requirements
Ride-Along Liability Release                                                                                     
Ride-Along Rules of Conduct
                                                                                                                                        Post Ride-Along 


Police Patch clr     Community Engagement Unit
425 Armistead Ave.
     Williamsburg, VA 23185
     Phone: (757) 220-2331
     Emergency: 911