The primary objective of the bike patrol program is to provide an improved police presence in business districts, shopping centers and parks. Officers are assigned to the bike patrol on a voluntary basis and receive training regarding safe operation of, and tactics in the use of the police bicycle.
Enforcing the State of Wisconsin vehicle and traffic laws
Enforcing criminal statutes and local ordinances
Increasing the public's awareness of the importance of bicycle safety and the considerate sharing of the road
Quick response time to many calls
Can arrive unnoticed at times, enhancing the officer's ability to apprehend a suspect or to protect the safety of others