NPD’s new bicycle patrols
The patrols are directed in that officers concentrate for short periods of time on targeted areas, like the local business that alerted the NPD their building was getting hit with paint balls. The bicycles are, of course, much stealthier than police cruisers because they can roll up on and catch suspects far more quickly. Cruisers are fitted with bicycle racks; and for safety, both the officers’ jackets and the bicyles have reflectors.
This is great community policing, and we commend the NPD for adding these patrols again. We say again because we know that in years past the NPD did bicycle patrols. Do any of our readers know how long ago that was?