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    Questions to ask officer during ride along?

    I'm going to go on a ride along soon and was wondering what important questions that i can ask the officer?

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    just keeping asking "what's this?" over and over....


    how about you just ask questions you don't know the answers to?
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    Don't ask the following:

    Have you shot anyone?

    Do you want to shoot someone?

    Is this REALLY all you do all day?

    Man, this is boring, when is something exciting going to happen?



    Do ask things that may be important to your decision to join that department:

    What shifts do you work, how do they rotate and how do you like it?

    What are the things you like / dislike the most?

    How to patrol routes work, broken into sectors / who ever is free etc

    How do you think the officers feel about each other on the dept.

    What does the department provide for equipment.

    Are you married, have kids, what effect has the job had on family life .

    Ask things that you want to know about but don't just ask a question for the sake of asking a question, it gets old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVLopez View Post
    I'm going to go on a ride along soon and was wondering what important questions that i can ask the officer?
    I'd start with:

    "Officer _______ I really appreciate you letting me ride with you today, I'd love to soak up everything you have to offer. Do you mind if I ask questions when something comes up or would you prefer me to be a ghost?

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    1. Would you like me to hold your coke?

    2. Would it be ok if I buy dinner?

    3. Is it ok for me to roll the window down, or is that just up to you?


    When it's all over leave a $20.00 bill laying on the seat.










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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    1. Would you like me to hold your coke?

    2. Would it be ok if I buy dinner?

    3. Is it ok for me to roll the window down, or is that just up to you?


    When it's all over leave a $20.00 bill laying on the seat.









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    The first time I road with this one officer, I offered to buy him something to eat. I kept saying that I was buying but he wouldn't allow me. If you show that you want to treat the officer to something to eat because they are letting you ride with them, it shows that you do appreciate the opportunity they are giving. Ask questions like ....
    What are your hours like a week?
    What do you like/dislike?
    What's the weirdest thing that's happened to you on the job?
    What's the coolest thing you've ever done on the job?
    Do you like your supervisors?
    What did you do to become a police officer?
    What would you have done differently?
    Why did you want to be a cop?

    At some point, the conversation can get dry. Just try to make small talk which will then develop into a conversation. Always works. Try not to crack jokes all the time otherwise it looks like you are immature. Hope this helps and have fun! They are a blast!

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    How big are your wife's boobs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtxpro752 View Post
    Don't ask the following:

    Have you shot anyone?

    Do you want to shoot someone?

    Is this REALLY all you do all day?

    Man, this is boring, when is something exciting going to happen?


    This is really good info and thanks for posting it.
    Do ask things that may be important to your decision to join that department:

    What shifts do you work, how do they rotate and how do you like it?

    What are the things you like / dislike the most?

    How to patrol routes work, broken into sectors / who ever is free etc

    How do you think the officers feel about each other on the dept.

    What does the department provide for equipment.

    Are you married, have kids, what effect has the job had on family life .

    Ask things that you want to know about but don't just ask a question for the sake of asking a question, it gets old.
    Really good info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    1. Would you like me to hold your coke?

    2. Would it be ok if I buy dinner?

    3. Is it ok for me to roll the window down, or is that just up to you?


    When it's all over leave a $20.00 bill laying on the seat.









    haha. +10 lol

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    What ever you do, do not ask a question with the 'Q' word in it such as "Is it always this Qu1et (Hint: 'Q' word has opposite meaning to LOUD!).
    If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence of your attempt.

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    "Are you Queensland coppers still as bent as when Joh ran the state ?....." ....but don't ask the Victorians the same thing....they have a habit of shooting first and asking question later...hell, lets be honest, they shoot first, second and third and don't EVER bother to ask questions...LOL
    OTOH, In NSW we, of course, were simply the best damn coppers money could buy! ....just ask ICAC!

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    Real questions asked to me during various ridealongs:

    How fast have you ever driven? (very common)
    Do you fire warning shots?
    Have you ever shot someone?
    Will you tase me?
    Can I see your gun?
    I heard when you take drugs off kids, you go back to the police department and smoke them. Is that true? It's okay, you can tell me.
    "I assume you all have guns and crack."

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    What's going on with cops and donuts?

    If you carry a gun into a place that says "NO GUNS" and the owner asks you to leave, would you loudly exclaim I am a cop ******bag.

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    Do you like correction officers, security guards, pool police?

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    So... When are we stopping for some donuts? All of you guys like donuts, right?
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    Cop question etiquette...

    1. Ask as many questions as you possible can in a short time frame but don't give us the opportunity to answer them.

    2. Ask the same question more then once but in different ways. That way you get the answer you want.

    3. Speak loudly so that we can hear you over our police radios. Very important!

    4. Feel free to question a prisoner in the rear of our car on the way to jail. It's admissible, and it totally helps us when the judge finds out about it.

    5. Please and most importantly interject in any conversation we are having at any point during your ride experience. After all we are here for your entertainment.
    This is for all you parents that like to put your kids names on the back of your mini-vans.

    STOP IT! There are predators that will use that information against them!

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    You shouldn't have a whole list of questions before you get into the car, that may become annoying to the officer. Just ask questions when an issue pops up in your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadKingTrooper View Post
    1) Where does the white go when snow melts?
    2) If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there does it make a sound?
    3) Did you vote for the current President?
    4) Are you a Druid?
    5) Have you ever arrested a Mime?
    Ask him "if you arrest a mime, do you have to read him his rights?"

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    Look the officer up and down and ask "so, there's no physical conditioning requirements for your department?" That always gets a laugh. When you get in the car sniff a few times and ask "So, there's no policy to clean these every few months or so?"

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    Ask something like, "So are you the FIRST transgendered officer on the department or are there more?"

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    The best things to do when riding with me....keep your mouth shut, keep your hands in your pockets, keep your head all the way back against the seat, and do not take your seat belt off until the ride along is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auslaw View Post
    "are you queensland coppers still as bent as when joh ran the state ?....." ....but don't ask the victorians the same thing....they have a habit of shooting first and asking question later...hell, lets be honest, they shoot first, second and third and don't ever bother to ask questions...lol
    otoh, in nsw we, of course, were simply the best damn coppers money could buy! ....just ask icac!
    roflmao!
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    Oh, I forgot one.

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