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Millville Police Department

Neighborhood Community Policing Unit

"NCPU"

Officers on mountain bikes are a supplement to the car patrols in the patrol division and are often used to approach suspects in a quick, silent manner. You will often see officers on bike patrol enforcing our city ordinances and bicycle laws in the downtown Weed and Seed areas. Officers on bike patrol are also more approachable to the public and are much more mobile than an officer is on foot patrol. Bike patrols have been very effective in town and we have received a very positive response from the public about the effectiveness of the patrols. Using a park & ride technique of operation, the bicycle patrol officers ride daily and weekends, weather permitting, patrolling center city Millville.

As expected, the Bicycle Patrol Unit has enhanced the patrol and enforcement efforts in the Weed and Seed zones. It has also greatly increased the department’s efforts to foster positive public relations. The Bicycle Patrol Officers carry bike safety literature which they distribute to youngsters during the course of their patrol tour. As the warmer weather and summer season approaches, the presence of the Bicycle Patrol Unit in our city will impact significantly in the effort to provide quality law enforcement and protection services.

What is Weed and Seed? Weed and Seed is a strategy to reclaim and rejuvenate embattled neighborhoods and communities. Weed and Seed uses a neighborhood focused two part strategy to control crime and provide social and economic support to communities where high crime and social ills are prevalent. The Weed portion of the program is a multi-agency approach by linking and integrating Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies to combat violent crime, drug use and gang activity in high crime neighborhoods. The goal is to weed out crime from targeted neighborhoods and then to seed the targeted sites with a wide range of crime and drug prevention programs along with community involvement in combating the problems afflicting the targeted sites

The police department and bicycle patrol unit frequently participates in special recreational events and parades. They also periodically hold bicycle rodeos during the summer.  Children are instructed by officers on safety.  Officers’ conduct registrations of the children's bicycles and ensure the children are aware of the value of bike helmets. 

Officers were trained in the techniques of braking maneuvering up and down steps and how to take suspects down using a bicycle.  The biggest benefit by far is the stealth like characteristics of the bicycle on this new Law Enforcement Weapon.

 

The NCPU is made up of 1 Sergeant and several Patrolman

 

 

      

 

 

 

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