BAYONNE, NJ - Saying that “bicycle patrols enable officers to move quickly,” where police cars are unable to go, providing visibility in a “variety of different situations in the community,” Mayor Jimmy Davis, along with Police Chief Robert Geisler, have announced that the Bayonne Police Department is bringing back bicycle patrols.

According to a statement the new patrols will supplement the work of police officers in cars.

“"Bicycle Patrols take the Police Officers out of the cars and insert them in our neighborhoods, allowing our Police Officers to interact with community members,” Geisler said, helping to bring police officers and community members together to solve neighborhood problems. “This type of patrol has been successful in the past and I am confident that this re-launch of our bicycle patrols will have a positive impact on the Bayonne Police Department's ability to help keep our community safe.”

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The Bayonne Police Department previously utilized bike patrols in the 1990’s and the early 2000’s in municipal parks, at street fairs, and around public housing complexes.

 

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