Increasingly, law enforcement agencies in the Metroplex are recognizing the many benefits of bicycle patrols. A successful arrest rate and increased citizen contact, combined with low maintenance costs, are some of the reasons why bicycle patrol appeals to police departments and citizens alike.
Bike officers can travel faster and farther than officers on foot, and they are able to patrol areas that patrol cars cannot reach. Bicycles give officers the advantage of stealth, because they can silently ride right up to a crime before they are noticed.
Part of the appeal of bicycle patrol is that an officer on a bike is much more approachable than one in a patrol car. Bicycle patrol gets back to the basics of community policing.
Little Elm Bicycle Patrol
All of the Little Elm bicycle patrol officers attend a week-long bicycle patrol school and take national police cyclist written and road tests.