|Internal Affairs Summary 2016|
Bike Patrol :
In the spring of 2009 the Bicycle Unit has launched as part of our Community Policing Program. Sergeant Jeffrey Crawford, Officer Scott Haigh and Officer Christopher Richardson have been trained by the International Police Mountain Bike Association. This intense course has trained our officers on various riding and safety techniques.
A program that has been in the development stages for months has now become well received within the community. Officers will be frequenting the parks, lake, school and wooded areas during the daytime and in evening additionally the tavern areas along with downtown locations will also be checked.
It is important for us to make sure we can be prepared for any event and reach locations quicker than an officer who is on foot, therefore, each bike is specially equiped for both day and night usage along with on and off road capabilities.
We look forward to continually working with our residents making this a safe community to live, work and visit.