The Decatur Police Department Bike Patrol Unit has been a proactive and community focused special unit of the Department for over 15 years. The Unit itself was originally established from our strong partnership with community groups, and the Unit continues to be committed to creating and maintaining active police/community partnerships. Over the years, the Unit’s dedication to our community, along with our close partnerships with the numerous neighborhood groups, has enabled the Unit to assist citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
The Bike Unit continues to be a very active and productive unit within the Department. All of our Bike Unit Officers are International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) certified Police Cyclists, and many of the Department’s Officers serve on the Unit as a stepping stone in their career. The Unit continues to grow and progress and many new Officers are certified as Police Cyclists every year. The Unit also continues to maintain its focus on our dedicated neighborhood and community groups, and strives to build on these strong partnerships to better our community.