The community-oriented unit is assigned to patrol on bicycle allowing for higher visibility and interaction.
Other benefits included allowing for faster response times in municipal parks and being more environmentally friendly.
Pedal bike patrols allow for officers to interact with the community on a more personal level and we encourage residents to get to know our officers.
Madison Officers assigned to the unit attended a week-long Police Bicycle Patrol Training Course hosted by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt NJ. Officers were instructed in safe operations, proper techniques, basic bicycle maintenance and care, nutrition and the establishment of a fitness-training program for in-season and off-season training.
The bicycle unit consists of Sergeant Cavezza, Sergeant Glab, Detective Morales, Detective Dunn, Corporal Daniel, Corporal Jimenez, Corporal Aquino, Corporal DiRocco, Patrolman Burans, Patrolman Downs, Patrolman Clancy, Patrolman Smith and Patrolman Marra.
For more information, please contact Corporal Stephanie C. Aquino of the Madison Police Community Relations Unit at (973) 593-3034 or AquinoS@rosenet.org.