NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) — The Norfolk police have added new transportation to their fleet: bicycles.
According to the Norfolk Police Department, bicycle instructors spent nearly a week in Norfolk training five
police officers in the proper use of police bicycles.
The bicycle officers will still operate a regular police cruiser and answer all calls for service. It will
provide better access to tight spaces, better personal contact with citizens, stealth approaches when
necessary, and a great tool for special events where there is a large number of pedestrians, such as
parades or events at parks where getting a regular vehicle into the area is difficult or impossible.
Bicycles provide access to areas not accessible by vehicle. This includes trails, parks, fields and
special events. All officers are fully certified and trained prior to utilizing the bicycles.