Police expands bike patrol team

GREAT BAY – The police had expanded its bike patrol team to twelve officers. They will patrol Philipsburg but also other areas, the police department said in a press statement.
The bike patrol members have flexible working hours “for the officers to get the necessary rest and to make it possible that on a daily basis sufficient manpower is available to patrol Philipsburg and other areas.”
According to the police, this measure allows more officers to be on duty during the peak business hours and on days when there are cruise ships in town.
“The bike team has recently been very active in Philipsburg and will continue these activities in regard to regulating the flow of traffic in Front Street and Back Street, dealing with parking violations, towing of vehicles causing obstruction and unnecessary blocking and hampering of the flow traffic,” the police stated in the press release.

Photo caption: Members of the bike patrol are ready for action. Photo KPSM

Source: TODAY http://today.sx/local-news/police-expands-bike-patrol-team/