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Police bikes back on summer patrol

20220529 NBPS Bike Patrol
Constable Douglas MacIntosh will be part of the bike patrols this summer.

Bicycle patrols will be focused on the downtown core and surrounding areas, as well as identified priority neighbourhoods according to a news release.

The patrols will operate throughout the summer.

"Bikes provide officers with the ability to easily patrol areas of the city that a police vehicle may not be able to, such as the Kinsmen Trail and Kate Pace Way," says the release. "The presence of a visible officer on patrol also helps to deter crimes before they happen and provides citizens with an easy way to engage police when needed."

The North Bay Police Service uses Electric Assist Bicycles that were donated to the Police Service in 2020 by Farquhar Chrysler in North Bay. The e-bikes are fully equipped with police lights and sirens and are able to reach a top speed of 42km/h.