The Sylvania Police Bike Patrol Unit has been in existence since 1994. Our officers attend a 40-hour certification course approved by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) prior to assignment to the unit. The training focuses on safe cycling, skill development and police-specific techniques and tactics.
Bike officers patrol the City of Sylvania on their bicycles just as they do in a car. Bicycle patrol allows our officers to travel in areas that patrol cars are unable to patrol. Bicycle patrol also allows our officers more one-on-one contact with our citizens. This contact and communication assists us in providing the best service available to our community.