SLO adds two bike cops to downtown patrol
January 3, 2014
The San Luis Obispo Police Department has assigned two officers the duty of patrolling the downtown area by bicycle. [KSBY]
On Thursday, the police department added two bicycle officers to its downtown patrol, which already exists of two Community Action Team (CAT) officers.
The CAT officers are responsible for focusing on combating homeless and transient issues, while the bicycle officers will focus on illegal activity downtown, including theft and traffic violations.
“This is our core down here. This is what makes the city thrive is the downtown,” said bicycle officer Brent Ingelhart. “Our goal as a police department is to reach out to the community to partner with the businesses down here, but also to provide a police presence and make people safe.”