The Sheriff’s Office Community Bike Team provides patrol services and bike safety demonstrations around Calaveras County at special events. The team educates the public, enforces laws, provides a security presence, ensures traffic safety and assists residents and visitors. Bike Team Deputies handle the same police functions as regular patrol deputies, but on bikes. This non-traditional form of patrol gives deputies access to places where criminals do not expect a law enforcement presence. Many criminals have been captured by deputies using bikes by being an undetected response to crimes in progress during special events.
These specially trained deputies have proven to be highly mobile, easily approachable, and have helped to build bridges between the Sheriff’s Office and the community. Each team member is fully equipped with their own bicycle, riding equipment and special uniform with reflective Sheriff markings. Bike Team members are proficient in riding up and down hills, stairs, navigating off-road terrain and riding in bad weather. They perform an important yet seemingly invisible mission.
For more information about the Bike Team and its availability for community events,
please contact the Sheriff's Office at (209) 754-6500.
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