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Cycle Officers

Our cycle officers use a bicycle as a tactical means to patrol and protect the city.

These officers have some specific roles and Responsibilities:

  • To provide a high visibility, rapid response unit.
  • To supplement divisional resources.
  • To respond to the needs of the City community.
  • To provide education and security advice to the cycling community.

History

The City of London Police first trained officers to patrol of a bicycle on 14th August 2002. Originally, the officers formed a stand-alone team that consisted of four officers on mountain bikes. However, their success at combating crime, making arrests and working to promote safer road use has led to the team expanding to one Inspector, two Sergeants and fourteen Constables.

City of London Police has pioneered the effective use of officers on bicycles, with the officers able to respond rapidly and efficiently within the confines of the busy City. The officer’s equipment, patrol strategy and training methods have been demonstrated to forces in the UK and Europe and their expertise is in considerable demand amongst the growing number of cyclists in the capital who are looking to improve their cycling skills and gain greater knowledge of safer cycling.

Enhancing your cycling skill levels – Presentation

We have a business presentation about enhancing your cycling skill levels called "Sharing the Roads" - if you are interested please email us at cyclesafety@cityoflondon.police.uk.



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