On bicycles, officers are more accessible and maneuver more easily through crowds and congested traffic. Officers on bike patrol focus on the downtown area, parks and selected neighborhoods. They also concentrate on large public events, including crowd and traffic control at Bristol Motor Speedway and related motor sport events.
The officers are uniquely qualified to provide bicycle safety education. Through lectures, presentations and special events, nearly 100 kids receive safety instruction and inspections each year. As part of cooperative grant programs, bike helmets are given away to many kids in need.