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Bicycle Patrols

Bicycle PatrolsAs part of the department's community policing objectives uniformed bicycle patrol officers are assigned to patrol the two weed and seed districts within the City. Thirty-five officers are assigned to the Bike Squad and each officer has been issued uniforms and a police mountain bike.

Bike patrol brings a high profile presence to specific areas to deal with quality of life issues. These issues generally include public drinking, youths loitering, street level drug dealing, housing code violations etc. as detailed by neighborhood and business associations. Bike patrol officers regularly attend neighborhood crime watch meetings, assist in neighborhood clean ups, block parties etc. in the Weed and Seed areas.

From late spring to early fall bike patrol officers patrol the Woodlawn and Pleasant View sections of the city. Bike patrol officers also make contacts with area businesses and enter businesses to speak with the clerk/owner to exchange information or concerns.