Increasingly, law enforcement agencies in the Metroplex recognize the many benefits of bicycle patrols, such as increased opportunities for citizen contact and low maintenance costs, are some of the reasons why bicycle patrols appeal to police departments and citizens alike.
Additionally, bike patrol officers can travel faster and farther than officers on foot, and they can patrol areas that patrol cars cannot reach. Bicycles give officers the advantage of stealth because they can silently ride right up to a crime unnoticed.
Another 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 Police Department bicycle patrol officers attend a week-long bicycle patrol school and take national police cyclist written and road tests.