Bicycle Patrol Unit

About the Unit
The Bicycle Patrol Unit was instituted in 1992 as a way for the Community Policing Division to patrol while encouraging contact with local citizenry. The project was so successful that it was expanded into the Patrol Division where officers can elect to take one of the 6 mountain bikes the department owns on patrol instead of a patrol car.
Benefits & Program Accomplishments
The mountain bike has proven itself successful in a variety of circumstances including:
  • Apprehension of fleeing criminals
  • Crime prevention
  • Parking lot and business area patrol
  • Surveillance missions
Milford boasts the only International Police Mountain Bike Association certified instructors in Delaware. Our officers currently train other police officers in police mountain bike patrol techniques from as far away as Rhode Island.