Bike patrol in regular service uniform teaches us that this is an obstacle for
the Officer. The regular uniform has been designed for foot and vehicle patrol.
The garments are constructed with stitched seams in some very uncomfortable
places. The clothing for the bike patrol must be durable, breathable and functional.
of the teams are out there 24/7, in all conditions. So choosing the right clothing
is a serious business!
At this moment the Police in the Netherlands are developing a new bike patrol
Cycling in busy traffic can be dangerous.
The foundation for Consumer Safety already asks for more attention to the bicycle
helmet. In Australia the introduction of the bicycle helmet law decreased the
number of fatal bicycle accidents by 55% after and in Sweden it decreased the
number of head injuries by 43%. Besides aiding in recognition of the bike patrol
Officer, wearing a helmet sets a good example.
Most bicycles have been fitted out with a bicycle pannier.
One of the most frequent questions to bike patrol Officer is “What’s
in the pannier”?
The pannier contains almost everything the Officer need for his patrol like
report and ticket books, spare parts and first aid items like resuscitation
masks, rubber gloves, survival blanket, light sticks and more.
Beside all these items, the bike patrols Officer wears his standard police equipment
like his Pistol, baton, OC spray, and handcuffs.