A ride-along gives members of the public an opportunity to see first hand what it's like to work for Marion County Sheriff's Office Enforcement Division. If you are interested in going on a ride-along, you must fill out a Civilian Observer Application which you can pick up at our Marion County Courthouse Office (100 High St. NE in Salem) or Jail Visiting (4000 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem) or you can download the application here.
Completed forms must be turned in at the Courthouse Office. Ride-alongs are coordinated by our Community Resource Unit. You will be contacted with a time and date when your background check is complete.
If there are times and dates when you cannot be scheduled, please note them on a separate sheet of paper. We will do our best to accommodate you.