Ride Along Scheme

Observe the team on duty

The Ride Along Scheme is the opportunity to follow Cheltenham Guardians for a single shift. Whether you are thinking about volunteering with Cheltenham Guardians or you have a general interest in the work that we do, the Ride Along Scheme is an excellent way to find out.

What would you like to observe?

  • Engagement Team - Join our officers on foot patrol as they interact with patrons of the night time economy, venue employees and the emergency services. Like our Response Team, our Engagement Team responds to emergencies.

  • Response Team - Join our response officers in our rapid response vehicle as they are called to jobs and incidents in a shift, including dealing with vulnerable people, anti-social behaviour and developing emergencies.

Confidentiality and Observer Briefing

All Ride Along experiences are risk assessed to ensure that your personal safety is not compromised. Participants in the scheme must read and agree to the Confidentiality Agreement and Observer Briefing Sheet.


For operational reasons Ride Along availability is limited. Only one Ride Along per person in a 12 month period is permitted unless special dispensation is granted. No more than one observer may accompany the team on any one shift.

Your request will be subject to you having a current DBS check. Cheltenham Guardians reserves the right to refuse participation in this scheme and to terminate the Ride Along without notice or reason.

To apply please email terry@cheltenhamguardians.org 


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