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Bryan, Ohio 43506
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 On Wednesday May 30, 2001 the Bryan Police Departments bicycle patrol unit became a reality.  Ptl. Viers, who was instrumental in organizing the unit, along with Sgt Zawodny and Ptl. Grimes began three days of training. Training included maintenance of bikes, how to patrol on bikes, how to climb and descend steps and  how to perform take down of suspects.

 The purpose of the bike patrol is to increase patrol coverage in areas where traditional patrol vehicles are limited. Parks, alleys and parking lots are just a few areas where the bike patrols may easily maneuver. In addition to the patrol function the bike patrol unit will be a valuable asset during the Day in the Park and the Bryan Jubilee.

Bikes are fitted with flashing lights, a sounder buzzer, and a rear carry all pack that will carry police equipment. The bikes are marked with police markings and the officers will have bike patrol police uniforms to easily distinguish them from civilian bike riders.

During May of 2002 Ptl. Nichols went through five days of training to become our fourth bicycle officer. This allows us to have a bike officer assigned to every shift.

In May of 2003 Tracy Williamson became our fifth certified bike patrol officer. She replaces Ptl. Viers who is on a temporary duty assignment.

In July of 2006 Ptl. Ridgway and Reserve Officer Kline were selected as bicycle officers. They replace Ptl Grimes who resigned as a bicycle patrol officer and Ptl. Cory Nichols who became our new K-9 officer. 

Officer's Mario Rodriguez and Corey Bush were certified through the state as bicycle officers. 

  The Bryan Police Department would like to thank the following business that sponsored a three day police bike training seminar.

Colbart's bicycle shop Mohre's Spirited Dining
  Mon Cheries's Cafe Ringers Drug Store 
Susie's Lunch Catering GNC

 

Bicycle Patrol Activity

  2002

2003

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Patrol Hours 785 438 130 564 380 530 374 520 543 475 728 513
Miles 1,807.3 1,286.7 489 1,428 871 1,220 697 1,225 1,615 1,344 2,037 830
Complaints Handled 170 83 29 44 72 103 79 121 134 93 87 144
Assists 138 43 38 18 45 67 37 60 31 47 84 0
Accidents Investigated 3 5 2 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
Criminal Arrest 65 14 10 17 51 9 18 29 26 9 15 8
Traffic Citations 7 5 3 4 7 5 4 2 5 2 6 2
Parking Tickets 18 20 5 1 6 2 7 3 0 3 6 4
Community Relations
Hours
94.15 62.15 25.8 47.15 14 36 22.25 52.5 60.75 28 37 47
Selective Enforcement Areas 107 64 6 9 5 7 58.5 69.5 0 50 22.5 22.5
Warnings 128 82 82 0 26 9 0 0 33 15 7 8
Training 32 hours 32 hours 0 hours 0
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