Ride Along Application

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office accepts applications for Ride-Alongs with our patrol division, where riders can experience what it is like to protect and serve in Shelby County. In order to apply, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Resident of Shelby County
  • Employed in Shelby County
  • College student seeking a career in Law Enforcement
  • Current applicant for employment at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office
  • Employed at another Law Enforcement Agency

To apply, download the Ride Along Application and complete the 1st and 3rd page including notary section, and return it to our office. Do not fill out page 2. You can return it in person at 380 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051, or by mail at PO Box 1095, Columbiana, AL 35051.

Applicants will be receive a criminal background check before being approved to ride with one of our deputies. 

If you have additional questions about the Ride-Along program, email outreach@shelbyso.com, or call us at 205-670-6000.

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