Mountain Bike Patrol

The mountain bike and OHRV are great community-policing tools. A police officer on a bicycle is perceived as being approachable, as being a real person. The officer is outside and the bicycle gives a less threatening image than a police cruiser. The officer is always in contact with the public and most of these contacts are positive and friendly in nature.

The criminals are looking for and expecting a police car to respond not a bicycle. A mountain bike does not register in the mind of a criminal as being a threat. The mountain bike has no engine noise and does not use any fuel.

The mountain bike and OHRV patrols adds to the deterrence of criminal activity, is an aggressive proactive patrol technique and a good role model for the youth of Hudson. You can see the mountain bike patrol at parades, fairs, and in your neighborhood.