DEC 00] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
PC Plod Becomes PC Pedal
in Coventry are resorting to pedal power as a quick and quiet
way of catching crooks.
are taking to their bikes to try and get to incidents without
alerting the criminal that they are on the way.
new bikes have been bought for the police working from Chace
Avenue police station by city council’s Action Against Crime
sector bobby Mo Swinscoe had the idea for getting the new bikes.
cycles used by our operational command unit were a sorry sight
and I knew that bikes could be great weapons in the fight
only are cycles an economical way for officers to get round
their beats but they have already proved their worth as a
silent and swift way for officers to get to ongoing incidents.
well as crime prevention tools we also see the cycles as a way
of promoting safer cycling to the many people, both young and
old, who use them as their main source of transport.”
added that the state-of-the-art mountain bikes had already
proved a hit with youngsters in the area.