i found the link for this article on another forum and thought i'd post it for the forum readers.
quote from the article:click here for the rest.For Toronto bike riders, theft has become a defining element of daily life. No one is immune. Even the bikes of members of the Toronto Police bicycle squad have been stolen.
"They'd be making an arrest, they'd turn around, and the bike was gone," says Superintendent Randal Munroe of 51 Division, who helped set up the squad in the 1980s.