The Ohio River Trail Council supports the development of a Police Department Bicycle Division in every Ohio River Trail Town. We are committed to serving the Law Enforcement Community with quality police bikes and accessories. Police Bike Patrols are an extension of the community policing effort, the bike patrols provide officers with greater opportunities to connect with residents and business people. Building stronger rapport and better communication between police and community members can help officers resolve concerns before they develop into problems.
Moreover, Patrol Bikes offer police greater maneuverability and access to areas where cars can't go, a potential advantage in apprehension situations. This can be great for bicycle trails, downtown areas and public events, where a bicycle allows an officer to see more of their surroundings and what is occurring. A bicycle division is great for morale, fitness, and also provides the officer with the ability to interact with the community on a more personal level.
In addition, EMS and Emergency response teams can move quickly through crowds of people and carry the emergency equipment they need. Bikes are the Green way to keep the police in the public view providing security.