As the weather improves, the North Bay Police Service has restarted their bike patrol initiative.
Bicycle patrols will be in effect throughout the warmer months, primarily patrolling the downtown core and surrounding neighbourhoods.
Bike patrols provide an easy way for citizens to engage police when needed, as well as allowing officers to access areas of the city that a police vehicle may not be able to. Ensuring that officers are visible while on patrol within our community also helps to deter crimes before they happen.
NBPS bike patrols use Electric Assist Bicycles that were donated to the Police Service in 2020 by Farquhar Chrysler in North Bay. The e-bikes are fully equipped with police lights and sirens and are able to reach a top speed of 42km/h.
Bicycle patrols will complement the North Bay Police Service’s Community Response Unit, a team of four, plain-clothes officers who undertake crime prevention patrols throughout the downtown core and other areas of North Bay.
The North Bay Police Service would like to thank Farquhar Chrysler for their donation of the e-bikes.