Bike Patrol, A Community Policing Unit
The Exeter Police bike patrol was developed as another facet of the
proactive approach to law enforcement and community service. The unit is both an aid
to positive community relations as well as a sensible approach to policing the Township
bike path and school zones.
The bike patrol has been a very successful addition to the 'team effort' of the
department. Bikes give the officers the advantage of speed and stealth,
chances of catching criminals. A bike officer can conduct surveillance, or ride up to
an incident without being detected.
Today the unit's officers are a common
and welcome sight, providing community contact
as well as general and special patrol services. The community views bike officers as
being more approachable.