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5/23/22, Asbury Park, NJ – City Council is pleased to announce the Asbury Park Police Department will launch the Bicycle Patrol Unit for the summer season on Monday, May 23, 2022. The community-oriented unit will be assigned to patrol the City on bicycle allowing for higher visibility and interaction.
Asbury Park Police Officers assigned to the unit attended a week-long Police Bicycle Patrol Training Course hosted by the Monmouth County Police Academy. Officers were instructed in safe operations, proper techniques, basic bicycle maintenance and care, nutrition and the establishment of a fitness-training program for in-season and off-season training. Officers assigned to the unit include Kevin Gutierrez, James Hand, Alexander Mabe and Tess Martin.
“We encourage residents to get to know our officers,” said Lieutenant Lorenzo Pettway of the Department’s Community Relations Unit, “The APPD Bicycle Patrol Unit was designed to allow our officers to interact with the community on a more personal level as well as foster an understanding of the needs and traffic challenges that pedestrians and cyclists face.”
“With the success of last year’s pilot program, we are thrilled to see the APPD Bicycle Patrol Unit back this season,” said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “The program aims to make our officers more approachable and allows for a faster response time in addition to being environmentally friendly.”
For more information on Asbury Park Police Department, visit www.cityofasburypark.com/appd.
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