THE PITTSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Pittsboro Police Department Bicycle Patrol program is designed to increase public relations by having the officers more accessible to the public, to deter criminal activity with increased presence, and to detect criminal activity that might have otherwise been unobserved from a police vehicle.
The bicycle patrol program originated in 1999 when officers wanting bike patrol took it upon themselves to purchase a bicycle, equipment, and uniforms for patrol. In 2002 area business donated enough money to puchase two police issue Fuji bicycles. Not only have the bicycle been used for normal patrol, they have been utilized in the parks, school activities, parades and 4th of July activities.