If you happen to see a blue and white bicycle being ridden in your neighborhood with the word "POLICE" emblazoned on the bicyclist, rest assured that our bicycle patrol officers are at work. Part of our community policing emphasizes personal contact with the community so officers can learn first hand the concerns of our citizens. Bicycle patrol is a very effective means of allowing our officers to interact with citizens as well as detect crime in unconventional ways. Officers often discover crimes in progress and make apprehensions before the criminal is fully aware of what has occurred.
All bicycle officers attend a grueling week-long instruction that exposes the bicycle officer to all types of terrain and weather conditions. Officers learn slow speed skills, how to ride up and down stairs, and how to properly dismount to apprehend suspects.