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Bike Unit
In 1991, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department began its Bike Patrol program in the uptown area. Beginning with just two officers, the Bike Patrol has grown to over 200 full time officers and community coordinators throughout different districts of the city. The success of the CMPD Bike Patrol is due largely to the department's emphasis on Community Policing and its impact on the community.

As the program grew, officer training became an issue. In 1995 the CMPD chose the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association (L.E.B.A.) as its source for Bike Patrol training. The Law Enforcement Bicycle Association provides the best training in every phase of bike patrol procedures. All instructors are actively involved in bike patrol schools throughout the year, both in-service and regional.

Contact: Officer Wes Branham, 980.721.5928