Fab Five’s Bike Patrol Unit is one of many tools used for crime prevention, enforcement and public relations. Bicycles are routinely used by officers to cover more ground and to reduce problems within the downtown area, apartment complexes, pathways, and business plazas. We believe it is especially effective in these areas because it brings a different type of presence.
Our bicycle patrol operates city-wide and patrolling by bicycle gives our officers many advantages over the traditional Roving Patrol car. Our bicycle officers can utilize their hearing and sense of smell more efficiently and can approach situations quietly and unexpectedly. Patrolling by bicycle also removes the "barrier" of the Roving Patrol car and encourages interaction with citizens by making officers more approachable.