We created the #RideAlongChallenge on June 9, 2017 as part of the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Movement. So what is the #RideAlongChallenge exactly? For those of you who don’t know, this groundbreaking initiative is an open, ongoing invitation to challenge peace officers and the people they serve in their community to go on ride-alongs together. These informal meetings give police officers and members of the community a unique opportunity to get together up close and personal, to learn more about each other, experience the reality of each other’s day-to-day world. We have found that when police and the citizens they serve meet up through ride-alongs like these, they begin breaking down the walls between them while simultaneously finding the common ground that can unite them. And, as you might imagine, we love it when that happens.
So, in that spirit we are asking people who take the #RideAlongChallenge to request a ride along with the police or community organization, share their experiences on social media, and include #RideAlongChallenge and #LOVEIsTheAnswerMovement in their post. Also, we are asking people to challenge their friends and family to do the same.
Here’s how it works: A peace officer can request a ride-along with a person who works in the community or a community member can request a ride along with a peace officer. It’s just that simple. So, what are you waiting for?
Join us in the #RideAlongChallenge, today!