Bicycle and Horse

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Community-oriented policing is a system that addresses the top concerns of the community which implies there would need to be more communication between members of the community and police officers. The article Policing on Bicycles and Horses by Sam Swindell focuses on two types of community-oriented policing. The two types being bicycle and mounted patrol of C.O.P. Bicycle patrol is a type of community policing patrol serves well in that the police have the opportunity to encounter more citizens and extend their contacts in the community. Many police departments have been adapting bicycle patrols into their community policing programs due to the positive response given by the community and the officers. Mounted patrol has been around for …show more content…

They are also employed in crowd control because of their mobile mass and height advantage, for crime prevention and high visibility policing roles. Mounted police may be employed for specialized duties ranging from patrol of parks and wilderness areas. Police cars would be impractical or noisy to riot duty. The article goes on to talk about the personal. Swindell focused on the bicycle patrol first. The statistics shown revealed that the interest in bicycle patron is increacing. The experience level of bicycle partol units is reported as average years of patrol duty. Then the article went on to talk about training. There is initial training and tactical training is sometimes given in addition. The skills learned in initial training is perfected with the day to day patrolling. The bicycle is concider to be more equipment assigned to an officers cruiser. Nearly fifty percent of bicycles are purchased with the general department funds. Several bikes have to be motified for the officer by bicycle shops or motified by the officer themselves. The average price for the bicycles are between 751 to 1000. They also require special equipment such as glove, special shoes, protective eye wear, and whistles. The officers are usually deployed right from the police station and/or from racks on a police crusier. No officer would go straight from home. Most departments use them year round but there are seasonal deployment. In the off season these officers are back in


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