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EMU Police Expands Bicycle Patrol Program

Jul 23, 2018

Eastern Michigan University's Department of Public Safety has expanded its bicycle patrol program.  It's expected to benefit the local community.
 


In addition to patrolling on campus, the officers will patrol in Depot Town, around the Convocation Center, and even the Eagle Crest Marriott.  

Sgt. Joseph Torres says six officers received the training through the International Police Mountain Bike Association.  Thirteen officers from the deparment are now certified for the program.

"It's great for officers to be on bicycles because we're more accessible to the public.  It's easier to stop and talk to people around campus or for people to wave us down and say hi or tell us if they've got questions," said Torres.

EMU Police will host a Bike Rodeo on August 11th to educate the public on bicycle safety and to have some fun by offering interactive activities and free food.  It will be held at the EMU Convocation Center.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu