The Elmhurst Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit and the Summer Mobile Patrol Unit provide officers with opportunities for community engagement while on patrol.
The Bicycle Unit and Summer Mobile Patrol Unit have grown and evolved into an integral part of the department’s enforcement and community relations effort. Both units are used on a daily basis with officers either riding the bicycles on regular scheduled shifts or signing up to ride the summer mobile patrol unit. Several patrol vehicles are equipped with bike racks, so officers can take bicycles with them on a daily basis. The program has been well-received by the public, and promotes a greater relationship between the officers, our youth, and the community.