Port Huron Police Mountain Bike Patrol Unit
The Port Huron Police Department’s Bicycle Patrol Team operates in many capacities within the City and also assists other jurisdictions upon request. The bicycle patrol team functions as not only inpro-active policing and in crime prevention, but also plays a large role in the Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) program. Unlike traditional road patrol officers that mainly patrol by vehicle, bike team members are able to move through the neighborhoods and are more agile when it comes to dealing with pedestrians and other individuals riding bicycles. Bike teams can also be more tactical as individuals partaking in criminal activity or other street crimes often do not notice the presence of the bike team until officers make contact with an individual. Police cadets also play a large role in on the bike team. During the Spring and Summer months, Cadets patrol the parks, beaches and waterways looking for various violations and alerting Officers as needed.
About The Unit
The Bike team is also a very useful in the Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.) program. Officers and Cadets are more easily accessible to the public than an officer in a patrol vehicle. Bike team members often patrol special events within the city as well as other cities in a mutual aid capacity. Bike safety issues and lessons are often discussed with children and other members of the community while a team is on patrol.
About the Members
There are several members of the Port Huron Police Department that are also trained Bicycle Team Officers. The team is supervised by Sgt. Jason Barna and Officer Ryan Mynsberge.