Bicycle Patrol

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Bicycle Patrol began for the Victoria Police Department in 1996.  To initially start up the unit, the department used a federal grant to fund the necessary equipment.  Five of those bicycles were purchased through a generous corporate donation and with the use of asset seizure funds.

Patrol Officers assigned to the bicycle unit carry their bicycles on a rack mounted on the trunk of the patrol vehicles.  This arrangement allows the officers to deploy the bicycle at any time in an area that it is needed.  In addition to normal patrol work the bicycles are also used in safety programs, parades and in any area which patrol units have trouble getting into and out of.

Prior to being assigned to this unit, all officers attend a police mountain bike school, where they are trained in many different aspects of bicycle riding and patrol work. 

In previous years, the Bike Patrol officers wore white polo style shirts .  Today these officers wear a bright blue and black polo style shirt with black bike pants or shorts.

Bike Patrol at Bootfest 2016 (1) 

 

Bike Training - 2013 (1)

Bike Training - 2013 (4)

Bicycle Training 2013
Bicycle Training 2013
   
 Bike Patrol 2010 - 1
 Bike Patrol 2010 -2
Bicycle Patrol 2010 Bicycle Patrol 2010 
   
 BikePatrol - 2008 - Jackson & Appelt
Bicycle Patrol 2008
 
BicycleTeam - Likely 1997 or so 
Bicycle Patrol Late 1990s