SPD Bike Patrol
In 1994, the Bicycle Unit in Somerville was created and six officers rode on a regular basis. This continued pending staffing needs, until May of 2000, when the Community Policing Unit took over primary responsibility for bicycle patrol.
The program has been very successful, both in productivity from the officers, as well as a positive response from the community.
Here is a link to the International Police Mountain Bike Association.
If you have any questions regarding the bicycle patrol, contact Officer Darrin DiPalma.