702 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694Dispatch (530) 795-2261 | Office (530) 795-4131 | Fax (530) 795-3921
If you desire to be considered for a citizen ride-a-long, please fill out the following information completely. This information will be used to conduct an inquiry to determine if your application for a Ride-A-Long is approved.
If you are 18 years(*) of age or older, you may be eligible to participate in the Winters Police Department Ride-A-Long Program. You may participate once every three months. Ride-A-Longs are limited to five-hour rides between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Whereas the undersigned, not being a member, employee, or agent of the Winters Police Department, has made a voluntary written request for permission to ride as an observer in a Winters Police Department vehicle at a time when such vehicle is operated and manned by members of the said Department and has further requested permission to accompany a member or members of said Department during the active performance of their official duties as Police Officers.
(*) Juveniles between the ages of 16- 17 may participate in this program only with the signed consent of a parent/guardian
I hereby completely acknowledge, comprehend and agree to the following in consideration for authorization to participate in the Ride Along Program with the Winters Police Department. I am fully aware of and understand the nature of the work and activities of said Department are inherently dangerous involving risk of injury, damage or loss to person and property.
I acknowledge I may be subjected and exposed to the risk of death, great physical bodily injury, mental/ emotional/psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, or property damage during the program. I further understand that hazardous conditions and unusual circumstances may arise, including (but not limited to): exposure to the use of non-lethal and lethal weapons, acts of violence, violent subjects, unlawful acts, assaults, riots, disturbances or the peace, fires, explosions, radiation, electrocution, chemical exposure, potentially harmful biological exposure, natural disasters, nuclear disasters, unforeseen variables and occurrences, and acts of war.
I have read and understand the following provisions of California Vehicle Code Section 17158: No person riding in or occupying a vehicle owned by them and driven by another person with their permission and no person who as a guest accepts a ride in any vehicle upon a highway without giving compensation for such ride, nor any other person, has any right of action for civil damages against the driver of the vehicle or against any other person legally liable for the conduct of the driver on account of personal injury to or the death of the owner or guest during the ride; unless the plaintiff in any such action establishes that the injury or death proximately resulted from the intoxication or willful misconduct of the driver.
I understand that while occupying a vehicle of the Winters Police Department, that my status is that of a guest. My right for civil damages against the driver of the said vehicle or any other person legally liable for the conduct of the driver, for death, personal injury, or property damages is that of provided by California Vehicle Code Section 17158.
Furthermore, I hereby agree that myself, my heirs, executors, and any other administrators or assigns will defend, indemnify, and completely release and hold harmless of any and all loss, liability, and responsibility, the Winters Police Department, the Chief of Police, Police Officers, Department employees or agents of any and all manner of actions, suits, claims, debts, demands, damages, or liability or expense of any and every kind and nature incurred or arising by reason of any actual or claimed negligence or wrongful act or omission of mine while participating in the Winters Police Department Ride Along Program.
I have carefully read, completely agree with and understand this document. This document is binding in accordance with the laws of the State of California
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318 1st Street
Winters, CA 95694