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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > May 2013 > Mayor Brown Resumes Annual Summer Police Foot And Bicycle Patrols

Mayor Brown Resumes Annual Summer Police Foot And Bicycle Patrols

Contact: Lorey Schultz
               (716) 851-5545

Patrols will focus on commercial districts, parks and residential neighborhoods

May 23, 2013 — Mayor Byron Brown announced today that the Buffalo Police Department will resume its annual police foot and bicycle patrols in each of the Department's five districts this summer, providing comprehensive patrol coverage.

"Foot and Bike Patrol Units benefit the community by providing a visible presence in commercial districts, residential neighborhoods and in parks and playgrounds,” said Mayor Brown.  “By putting dedicated police patrols on the street and updating our bicycle patrols, we continue to further strengthen our highly effective zero tolerance anti-crime policy that has resulted in a nearly 20% drop in overall crime since 2006.”

The foot and bicycle patrols will focus on the city's commercial districts, adjoining residential neighborhoods and parks. Currently, BPD detail cars in every District are mandated to perform "park and walk" patrols on every shift. The foot and bike patrols will complement these ongoing activities.

The coordinated bike and foot patrol details will enhance efforts to make police officers more visible throughout the city. These patrols will be conducted in predetermined areas of every Police District and will occur during each District's day and afternoon shifts.