Bike patrol allows officers to not only get out and see places that are difficult to reach from a patrol car, but it makes officers more approachable by students and staff.
CMU police officers in the bike patrol unit have attended extensive training with other police departments throughout the state.
The training received includes defensive and offensive riding, patrol techniques, stair ascent and descent, and many hours of riding time. Bike Patrol officers' daily activity varies from routine patrol in isolated areas and crowd control at special events, to traffic stops on motor vehicles. This addition to the CMU Police Department has energized the officers and has received praise from the campus community.