Bicycle patrol provides greater visibility in high crime areas that are more difficult to patrol by motor vehicle, including public housing, retail centers, and parks/playgrounds. 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, while increasing productivity.
Bicycle Patrol Duties: