An advantage of this type of patrol is that it permits patrol officers access to areas not available to patrol vehicles.
This concept was further expanded to include a "Stop-Walk & Talk-Program" putting officers on foot patrol in designated areas of the Town.
Town parks, recreation areas, school grounds and community events are some of the locations that are patrolled by bicycle.
The Bike patrol is a great benefit to both the community and the police department.
It allows the police officer to interact directly with the public and also expands the patrol capabilities of the police department.
Members of this unit also conduct presentations and exhibitions for many community and civic groups throughout the town.