Ride Along Request Form

Citizens may request to ride-along with a Officer. To request a ride-along please complete the form and drop it off at the Houston County Sheriff's Office located at 3330 Highway 149 Erin, TN 37061. The request for should be signed and turned in to the Sheriff's Office in person.


This form must be approved by the captain of the division in which he/she is to observe, twenty-four (24) hours prior to date requested to observe. However, approval may be granted upon the same date of submitted by the highest ranking on-duty patrol supervisor, if the person requesting is known by the supervisor granting approval. The undersigned, being over the age of eighteen (18) does hereby request the Houston County Sheriff's Office of Erin, Tennessee, for permission to ride, as an observer only in an authorized Houston County Sheriff's Office motor vehicle. This observation is for the purpose of educational benefit. If permission is grnated, I hereby agree to obey at all times all instructions, orders, and commands given me by the officer or officers in command of any vehicle in which I may be riding. I fully realize and appreciate the basic nature of law enforcement work and the possibility that situations will arise which might result in my being exposed to danger of physical harm or injury, including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents or any negligent acts or omissions of any officer, employee, or agent of the County of Houston, Erin, Tennessee. WHEREFORE, in consideration of the educational benefit to be received and the granting of the above request, I hereby agree to hold the County of Houston, its board of Commissioners, its employees, agents, and servants harmless from all liability to me for personal injury or property damage sustained during the period of time I may be in the capacity of an observer, including damages or injuries resulting from any negligent acts or omissions of any officer, employee or agent of Houston County, as aforesaid. 

Acceptable attire for males: Dress slacks with dress shirt and tie, suit jacket optional

Acceptable attire for females: Dress slacks with sweater or blouse, or Dress

Unacceptable attire: Jeans, Sweat suits, T-shirts, Shorts, Tennis Shoes