Sandusky police Chief John Orzech recently issued a challenge on the department's Facebook page for anyone to join in on a citizen ride-along program.
Watch a ride-along tonight with the Sandusky
Register starting at 8 p.m.
encourages people to sit shotgun, with a sworn officer driving, in a cruiser at anytime, especially during peak hours: between 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday; and 8 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.
"The reason I share this information is that we are often second-guessed or asked why we did something a certain way or, for that matter, why we didn't do something," Orzech
"This first-hand account will provide you with that knowledge.
It will also give you an opportunity to interact with our officers and find out they are quite friendly, polite, respectful and professional."
ride-along initiative piggybacks off his
main goal as top cop to improve upon community relations through outreach programs.
"So my goal is for our agency to make a difference, one citizen at a time," Orzech