Officers on their bike across Cumbria from today


Today (7 July) Cumbria Police rolled out their neighbourhood police cycles, as part of Antisocial Behaviour Week.

You are likely to see more of your local officers on bikes from now on including Community Beat Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables.

The bikes will be deployed from all six of our Neighbourhood Policing areas across the county.

Sergeant Jack Stabler said: “Officers patrolling on pedal cycles will increase their visibility in urban and rural areas of Cumbria and extend their range of patrol. Our officers have large geographic areas of responsibility and this will enable them to patrol areas where a vehicle may not be suitable.

“Officers on pedal cycles will naturally allow us to target antisocial behaviour and crime hotspots whilst also engaging with our communities.

“There is also an environmental benefit to patrolling on pedal cycles as it allows us to to reduce our carbon footprint whilst protecting the communities we live and work in.”

Chief Inspector Lee Skelton said, “During our Week of Action against antisocial behaviour, I am pleased to re-launch the use of marked police pedal cycles back into the community.

“These bikes will improve our patrol strategy and confidence in local towns and villages across the county.

“Patrolling on a pedal cycle will give a new perspective on tackling antisocial behaviour, neighbourhood crime and engaging with members of public.”

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