Yup, that would be the place.
Yup, that would be the place.
Last edited by wilfried; 06-13-14 at 11:45 PM. Reason: Double post by mistake
I see them sometimes in nice weather in Springfield, MA. They're typically breaking the traffic laws (salmoning, running red lights). I could understand that if they were chasing someone, but when I saw them they were just patrolling.
here in north providence,r.I.,our pd just bought 5-6 police with their google win fall.
the cost was around $700 per bike according to our local paper.
I can saw them training in the pd parking lot.
looks like they needed it,
it's been 20 yrs since we had a bike patrol.
In El Paso's University area there's a lot of officers on bikes. Downtown there's a lot more, plus the Border Patrol uses bicycles too.
I was in the police station one time reporting a dog that bit me while riding. There was a mountain bike for the police. I asked about it and was told it is used to patrol trails to find drug dealers and drugs. I've never seen it (the only one) on the road.
All of my possessions fit into a small mini van, my home. Really.
I would have to answer "no". To me it seems about the same.Has cycling become more popular in El Paso in recent years?
Our downtown area has both regular police on bikes and a private security patrol on bikes. It's a really good system. They can cover a lot of ground, and they are more approachable for people who need assistance.
York ME, our PD has a bike squad about 4-6 strong. It's a beach town with fairly narrow roads, so many times, bikes are the fastest way to get around.
Most are not cyclists outside of being cops, and as such, the bikes are generally in an extreme state of disrepair, in desperate need of service. When something finally breaks and they bring it into the shop, it's kind of like... where do we start? The senior cop in charge of expense outlay on bikes never wants to hear that their bikes need $300 in labor and parts.
Compared to the bikes, the cop cars are purchased with a service plan...
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
Haven't seen any around our area recently. There was a bike patrol in one of the small towns nearby, but the new fat overweight boss hog police chief abolished it. I was at the State Fair last year and they had both cops and EMT's on bicycle, they had a hand full of patrols on Segways too.
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My department had a bike unit before I got hired (8 years ago) but it had just pretty much phased out. The guys in the unit would have their bikes hooked on their patrol cars then use them when it got slow to patrol the apartment complexes. They were great for rolling up on burglaries and dope deals is what I was told. They're also a bit more approachable than the guys holed up in squads.
I am working for a college public safety dept. after retiring from a municipal police force. We ran out of cars one day and the director told me we have a couple of bicycles and "do you ride?" he asked. I told him I'll ride every day I can. I get paid to ride around campus! He even bought me a new bike last year without me asking. A lot of colleges have bike cops.
I see more police cars with Treks mounted on the back than I do cops riding the bikes here just East of Atlanta.
I spoke with one at a local MUP and he said proudly that he manages a one mile ride a week.
On the other hand, I got to see Stone Mountain Park police handling their bikes quite proficiently a few years ago... I doubt they could catch me, though.
No cops on skateboards or roller blades yet?