Bike Patrol

Bicycle patrol provides greater visibility in high crime areas that are more difficult to patrol by motor vehicle, including public housing, retail centers, and beaches. Officers have easier access to congested areas than officers in motor vehicles and cover a larger area than officers on foot. Bicycles offer an effective approach to crime surveillance due to their decreased visibility.

Community and public relations have been improved through the use of bicycles; the improved public interaction has helped improve officer morale, as well as decreased sick-time, while increasing productivity. In some situations, bicycle patrols have proven to be more cost-effective than motor vehicles.

Bicycle Patrol Duties:

  •  Patrol support
  •  Response to calls for service
  •  Gang suppression
  •  Narcotics enforcement
  •  Traffic enforcement
  •  Community policing
  •  Special details
  •  Bicycle safety education
  •  Special events
  •  Undercover surveillance.