Bicycle Patrol

Manitowoc Bicycle Patrol

The Manitowoc Police Department has used the bicycle for patrolling Manitowoc streets since the 1990's. Police bike patrols are used anywhere where agility, speed and stealth are an asset (e.g., parks, downtown, bike paths, and alleys). The bikes are nearly silent in operation, and many criminals do not realize that an approaching person on a bike is actually a police officer.

Manitowoc Police bike patrol officers are used for these purposes:
  • Bicycle law enforcement
  • Bicycle education
  • Neighborhood and park patrols
  • Regular enforcement duties
  • Special events details
  • Drug enforcement