The Perry Township Police Department's Bike Patrol Unit consists of 5 officers that have attended the 40-hour certification course through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPBMA). Officers train on a variety of different cycling skills, including skill development, riding in diverse traffic situations, practicing patrol tactics techniques, ascending curbs, descending stairs and performing emergency maneuvers designed to avoid crashes.
Bike Patrol officers are able to patrol where a patrol car cannot. Bicycles allow officers to interact with residents in ways that they could not with a normal patrol cruiser. The Perry Township Police Department Bike Patrol Unit is deployed for a variety of different situations, such as general patrol, 4th of July, Beggar’s Night, parades, etc.