The Patrol Section is the backbone of any Police Service. This section provides 24/7 active patrol and emergency response throughout the community. Members assigned on patrol conduct general investigations and provide assistance to the public as required.
Bicycle patrol provides greater visibility in areas that are more difficult to patrol by motor vehicle, including public housing, retail centers, and beaches. Officers have easier access to congested areas than officers in motor vehicles and cover a larger area than officers on foot. Bicycles offer an effective approach and are quick, quiet, and can pursue suspects through areas police cruisers cannot reach.