Friday, June 8, 2012

Officers on Bicycle Patrol Again

During the course of the last two days, members of our Community Policing Unit have been engaging in bicycle recertification as part of our on-going initiative to reduce crime and strengthen community interaction.

Officers will begin patrolling next week focusing on areas such as high crime neighborhoods, as well as city parks and trails. An officer on a bike has several advantages over a patrol officer in many environments. Having officers on bicycles also allows them to be more approachable than in a car and can help in building new contacts.

The effectiveness of our summer bike patrol has made it a popular addition to our department and community.