The Oakland Police Department has 3 fully equipped police bicycles. They have police markings and high intensity lights for use after dark. They are outfitted with wheels and tires that will allow them to travel off road.
Officers assigned to perform bicycle patrol have all received specialized training on the use of bicycles in police work. They have revisited bicycle safety and rider visibility issues as well as how to apprehend someone from a bicycle.
Don’t be surprised if you see our officers peddling up the West Orange Trail or providing security at the Heritage Festival or one of the Town’s other outdoor events. For more information on the West Orange Trail, please read through the West Orange Trail brochure (PDF)