Brockville City parks, pathways and the waterfront have become much more accessible, allowing the Bike Patrol Officer to approach unnoticed much more easily than if they were in a police cruiser. Bike Patrol officers also find that the public finds them more approachable on a bike as opposed to being in a cruiser. Officers deal with liquor, drug offences, alarms, disturbances and many other calls, however, they are also able to handle any other calls that may be assigned to them throughout the course of their shift.
Bike Patrol officers also attend many special events within the community such as RibFest, The Poker Run and the Hydroplane Races. They are also utilized for other events when suitable.
Officers assigned to the bicycle patrol act as Ambassadors for the community answering questions for tourists and providing information about Brockville to those who ask.
The Bicycle patrol is invaluable to the community and assists us in being more visible in areas in which a patrol vehicle may not be able to go. You can expect to see the bicycle patrol out this summer and when you do, please take a moment and meet the officers.