The Bicycle Patrol Unit operates in several Hanson neighborhoods and business areas. The three-member unit is designed to get patrol officers out of the cruiser and into the community. By spending more time in the community, officers can develop relationships with young people and residents, and improve communication around public safety issues or other nuisances. In addition if a potential criminal is looking for a marked police cruiser to patrol by, the officer on the bicycle has an added measure of surprise.
The Bicycle Patrol Unit was established in 2001. All officers assigned to the unit have received C.O.B.W.E.B. training, a nationally recognized training regimen specific to bicycle patrol operations.
For more information contact:
Officer Michelle Hughes
Officer Paul O’Brien
Officer Kevin McCarthy