Dover PD Launches Ride-Along and Observation Program
Nathan Cozart Reporting
Dover residents now have the chance to get a completely new perspective from behind the wheel of a police car.
City Safety Director Tweed Vorhees says the police department has launched its own ride-along and observation program.
While the department has had a “quasi” program for years, Vorhees says the new, official program, which includes a liability waiver for participants to sign, is a matter of insurance to avoid incidents that out-of-state police departments have experienced in the past.
Vorhees says the new program will also help select students at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
To take part in the program, residents are asked to fill out an application at the Dover Police Department at 116 East Third Street. The application will then be reviewed by the police chief, with the request either being approved or denied.
Applicants must have a current, valid Ohio driver's license to participate in the program.