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Bike patrol units offer a high-visibility, proactive community policing presence that is budget-friendly for any size department. In this Police1 topic section, learn how to set up one of these special operations units in your community, see their impact in action and for officers already working the two-wheeled beat, learn why these gear investments are worth every penny.

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The gigantic exhibit hall showcases products and technology aimed to improve officer efficiency and safety
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Police officers in Pennsylvania take their new e-bikes out for a spin
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Two Philadelphia police officers were praised for going the extra mile after helping a young girl ride her bike
Bike patrol units offer a high-visibility, proactive community policing presence that is budget-friendly for any size department
Bike cops have the advantage of zooming through alleys to keep eye-level watch and a slow-moving friendly force
Some of this stuff is designed specifically for cops, and some can be adapted for police use
The bicycles can be used to enhance ‘saturation patrols in problem areas of the city’