The APU Department of Campus Safety has a bicycle patrol that consists of staff officers and student community service officers. The bicycle patrol operates 12 months of the year, 24 hours a day, riding in all weather conditions.
Patrolling on a bicycle gives officers a great deal of mobility and enables them to quickly and efficiently patrol and respond to areas of the campus inaccessible to patrol vehicles. Bicycle officers are able to respond quickly to service calls, arrive unnoticed at times, and increase the likelihood of observing a crime.
The bicycle patrol program has benefited the university community by returning the officer to the "beat."
Equipment and Staffing
The APU Department of Campus Safety's bicycle patrol deploys five mountain-style police bicycles which are specially designed for police/campus safety work. The frames, brakes, and gears have been expressly designed for high-performance riding. All bicycles are equipped with high-tech lighting systems that provide excellent illumination while patrolling in the darkness. An equipment bag is attached to transport crucial items.
Bicycle patrol members are issued long and short riding pants, a jacket, and polo shirts along with appropriate safety gear. All uniform items are equipped with proper patches, emblems, insignias, and reflective trim.