The GPD Bike Patrol was created in 2017 by Police Chief Brendan Bridges. The Bike Patrol is intended to stop crime in alleyways and on walking paths, while giving opportunities for interactions with the public. Bikes are beneficial to the residents of Greensburg, because they are able to go into locations that vehicles are not able to, such as walking paths and alleys. This voluntary program is comprised of four to six uniformed officers.
Citizens are able to have better communication with officers, and officers are easier to approach when on a bike. It’s easier to get the attention of an officer rather than when they are in their patrol vehicle.