Our department’s Bike Patrol Unit operates on a part-time basis, with its members normally assigned to the Patrol Division. Primarily through generous donations from our community members, we are now able to field six bicycle patrol officers. Due to the strenuous physical activity that is involved in riding a bike for eight hours a day, the selection process is rigorous and thorough. Our officers must pass a rugged physical test prior to being selected for the Unit.
When circumstances warrant, the bike officers are reassigned from their regular patrol duties and deployed in various neighborhoods. You may also see them from time to time at special events. They can easily be recognized by their bike helmets, bright blue shirts and black shorts.
Our community benefits from our Bike Patrol Unit in several ways:
For additional information please contact Sergeant Kevin Harrelson at 972-412-6240 or by Email.