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Bicycle Team Section

Welcome to the Shawnee Police Department's Bicycle Team Section.



About the Bicycle Team Section

The Shawnee Bicycle Team formed in July of 2005. The bicycle team members have attended the International Mountain Police Bicycle training program, which trains police officers for bike patrol from all across the nation.

The bicycle patrol operates on a part time basis. They increase police visibility not only in Shawnee neighborhoods yet at community events as well. This fulfills one of the goals of this community policing program to get officers out of the vehicles and onto the city streets.
 
Point of Contact: Sgt. L. Fulton
(405) 273-2122
wfulton@shawneeok.org

Biking the Beat

The program has been well received as it will allow officers in Shawnee to go where police vehicles cannot. It is important because the bicycle patrol program not only allows the officers to get to know the people in the neighborhoods, but the people to get to know the officers.

Police bikes can be used in high crime areas, where an officer on a bike can get into a neighborhood less visibly than in a cruiser. This means our city streets and neighborhoods will be safer for citizens.