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
Parking lot and business area patrol
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.