|How prevalent are cycle cops?||MXL02|
Jul 24, 2002 7:01 AM
|The thread below, re: EMT's on bikes in London, got me thinking about other municipal employees using bicycles. A good number of our police force here in Houston patrol on bicycles. Are most other cities out there sending out their "finest" on bikes?|
|Denton, TX also has quite a few...(nm)||JBurton|
Jul 24, 2002 7:18 AM
|Evanston, IL has 'em (nm)||Alex-in-Evanston|
Jul 24, 2002 7:24 AM
|Pretty common in downtown Reno (nm)||cory|
Jul 24, 2002 7:27 AM
|re: How prevalent are cycle cops?||Akirasho|
Jul 24, 2002 7:32 AM
|... a Google search will turn up some relavent hits...
Locally we've got both bicycle supported Police and EMT units (multiple municipalities as well as a USAF base)... most prevalent during mass events (including equestrian).
We've also got a large park district that is patrolled by bike and ATV as well as squad car, boat and horseback.
This has paid an unexpected dividend for me... when I ride at night, through relatively rough neighborhoods, I'm almost always taken for a cop (powerful light and strobe flashers)... and given a wide berth (I'm usually moving fast enuff so's that if I'm "made" I'm out of range). I've seen a few interesting things at night...
Remain In Light.
|Lots of them in downtown Calgary(nm)!||Bikez|
Jul 24, 2002 8:02 AM
|I saw a few in NYC parks. Overweight, as usually. nm||tz|
Jul 24, 2002 8:13 AM
|re: How prevalent are cycle cops?||No_sprint|
Jul 24, 2002 8:35 AM
|Lots in LA. Downtown, beach cities, etc.|
Jul 24, 2002 9:11 AM
|Bikes are huge at the law enforcement trade shows. S&W is the front runner.
If I knew this was going to happen I would have moved to San Diego and gone to the police academy
|So, who actually makes Smith and Wesson bikes?||LAIrish|
Jul 24, 2002 9:25 AM
|BTW, the bicycle cops in Long Beach, CA ride those bikes.|
|So, who actually makes Smith and Wesson bikes?||firstrax|
Jul 24, 2002 9:41 AM
|There built in the S&W factory in MA. Didn't believe it until I saw it for myself. Expect Sig Arms to jump in soon.|
Jul 24, 2002 10:00 AM
|I'm amazed that S&W makes their own bikes.
Sig Arms? Maybe. But I'd like to see what Glock would come up with.
|Gimme a CZ.||SnowBlind|
Jul 24, 2002 10:22 AM
|They make Motocross bikes, very nice.
Might get me interested in a townie.
|Mercedes makes one too, but I was told it's kinda heavy [nm]||jagiger|
Jul 24, 2002 6:57 PM
Jul 24, 2002 9:14 AM
|The Calif Highway Patrol uses bicyles to patrol the state capitol grounds, the S.F.-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Truckee North Shore area during the summer and probably a couple of other locations.|
|you coming out of retirement? :-) nm||DougSloan|
Jul 24, 2002 9:36 AM
|They couldn't drag me back for anything!!!!!! NM||DINOSAUR|
Jul 24, 2002 9:46 AM
|Sunnyvale, CA and Redwood City/Belmont||gregg|
Jul 24, 2002 9:44 AM
|Saw a group of about 6 bike officers training in Sunnyvale in an alley-way to a parking lot. They were practicing low speed figure 8's. They were on mostly hard-tail mtb's.
Eating in Belmont at a local Taqueria, a group of about 4 bike cops pulled up. All were on Amp Research full-suspension mtb's. Interesting choice of bike, I thought.
|Miami's got 'em.||Gator|
Jul 24, 2002 9:56 AM
|White C'Dales. Bicycle duty appears to be punishment for portly officers, largely. (No pun intended)|
|Many in Edmonton (nm)||2300 Edmontonian|
Jul 24, 2002 11:37 AM
|Cops on bikes as a fitness program||DrPete|
Jul 24, 2002 12:17 PM
|The funny thing about most bike cops is how slow they are! I guess they're not designed to chase law-breaking cyclists, because in Cincinnati (my former home) and Montgomery County, MD (my current home), they seem to almost always be overweight and slow. Back in my mountain bike days, I remember smoking several bike cops who had come to race.
Don't get me wrong, it's probably a great idea for increasing the overall mobility of the beat cop, but right now all I feel is sympathy for all the frames that bow under the donut-chompers. :)
|Some in Hartford, CT & other towns [nm]||jagiger|
Jul 24, 2002 6:53 PM