Police Ride Along Application

Dispatch Sit Along Application

Thank you for your interest in sitting along with a dispatcher of the CSU Police Department. The purpose of the Citizen Sit-Along Program is to provide an opportunity for interested persons to observe dispatch operations and the hard work our dispatchers perform daily. The program is intended to be educational and to provide participants with a better understanding of the responsibilities of our dispatch professionals. A dispatcher’s overall communication effectiveness will not be achieved without community involvement and you.

Anyone who is at least 18 years of age may apply for a sit-along. 

After your criminal background is complete and application approved, you will be notified by email of the date and time of your appointment. You may request your two (2) hour sit along for either of our two (2) shifts; day or night. 

Sit alongs will be scheduled by the 911 Communications Supervisor. When you arrive, during business hours, check in at the front counter and let the staff know that you are here for a sit-along. After hours, call into the in-house dispatch center by picking up the black phone in the CSUPD lobby. Your Supervisor contact will arrange for a dispatcher to meet you out front once he or she is notified. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (970) 491-6425 and ask for the on-duty Dispatch Supervisor. Thank you. Sincerely, The CSU Police Department

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Shift Preference(Required)



Reason for Sit-along(Required)



Consent(Required)