The Carbondale Police Department has committed to developing a positive police-community relationship. The Department encourages citizens to participate in its Ride-Along Program. The program allows citizens to ride with a Carbondale Police Officer while the officer is engaged in patrol activities. The program puts citizens in better touch with what is going on in their community.
Participants may participate in this program once a quarter, and anyone between the ages of 15 and 17 wishing to participate in this program must have a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian.