Ride along’s really allow the student to observe the day to day operations that our fellow service men and women go through. They help students see the police discretion used first hand and what it really means to wear the badge. I believe you truly must love what you do to be a police officer, you must have a sense of pride behind the badge and care for the community that you’re protecting. I learned that these men and women are truly just about serving the people. They aren’t out to get everyone, they just want to maintain order and keep those who are dangers to society where they belong, in jail.