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Declaration of Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability
You have made a voluntary request for permission to ride as a guest or observer in a Farmersville Police Department vehicle at a time when such vehicle is operated and manned by a member or members of said Law Enforcement Department during the active performance of their duties as Police Officers.The undersigned acknowledges the work and activities of said Law Enforcement Department are inherently dangerous and involve possible risks of injury, death, and damage or loss to person and property. The undersigned further understands said risks may arise from, but not limited to, civil disturbances; explosions and shootings; assaults and/or batteries, vehicular collision; and the effects of wind, rain, fire and gas; and I freely and voluntarily assume all of said inherent risks, whether or not they are listed herein.In consideration of my participation in the “Ride-Along” program that is subject of this agreement, the undersigned, and his/her parent or guardian, if under the age of 18 years, hereby releases the City of Farmersville, its officers, agent’s, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability arising out of my said participation. The undersigned hereby voluntarily releases, discharges, waives and relinquishes any and all actions or causes of action for personal injury, wrongful death, or damage to property or person occurring to him/herself arising as a result of participation in said activity.It is the intention of the undersigned by this instrument to exempt and relieve the above named parties from liability for personal injury or death, damage, and expense of loss to person of property caused by negligence.The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has read the foregoing three paragraphs, is fully and completely aware of the potential dangers incidental to participating in the program, and is aware of the legal consequences of signing this release of liability.
Except for other Peace Officers and Ministers, a ride-along must be scheduled at least 1 week prior to the ride-along date. Ride-along days are Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., a waiver form shall be filled out and forwarded to the Chief of Police.The waiver will be attached to the host officer’s log at the end of his shift and the waiver will be kept for a period of 3 years. A record check will be made on all approved Ride-Along participants.
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