The 30 Officers who are assigned to the Bicycle Unit are on a part-time basis and have collateral functions within the agency. During bicycle patrols, the officers on marked patrol bicycles are assigned to various zones throughout the City of Sunrise. The Bicycle Patrol supports the customary patrol policies within districts, providing an efficient and highly visible resource, especially in those areas with high automobile and pedestrian traffic.
In addition to patrol duties, officers in the unit promote bicycle safety with educational programs at schools and through their participation in bicycle rodeos, helmet give-aways, bicycle registrations and identification etching programs, safety demonstrations and community meetings.
Officers in the unit must complete a 40-hour Basic Bicycle Patrol Training Course, reviewed and sanctioned by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement/CJSTC.
To schedule a safety demonstration or other program for your group or school, contact the Office of Community Policing (954) 746-3384.