The Morristown Police Department’s Bicycle Patrol Unit was established in June 1995. The bicycle officers concentrate on both proactive policing and law enforcement duties. A Cops Fast Grant funded the program providing the salaries of two uniformed police officers. After the grant expired, the Morristown Police Department decided to continue the unit.
The Bicycle Unit officers are responsible for patrol duties, community awareness programs, providing safety information to school systems and other community service groups. The Bicycle Unit has become an effective crime deterrent for shopping and residential areas. This unit is very effective with the community policing programs. In addition to enforcement, the Bicycle Unit has made presentations to several churches, school classes, and day cares on topics such as bicycle safety, anti-drug and alcohol, and other police-related topics. The unit has attended Community Pride Day, State Farm Bike Rodeo, and several Save Our Youth functions.