To this end, 14 officers, attached to various stations in the country, this week completed training in a Basic Bicycle Patrol Training Course, held at the Police Training Complex in Basseterre.
During the training the officer are said to have applied the skills taught and became more appreciative of the training and were made skilled and knowledgeable about the bicycles and use of bicycle for Law Enforcement duties, said an official.
With the busy Christmas and carnival season upon us, it is expected that there will be a more visible presence of the bicycle patrol, especially in the downtown districts of Charlestown and Basseterre, as well as in the tourist belt.
The training, which ran from Monday 9th to 11th December, 2013, was made possible through the support and facilitation of the Harris County Sheriff Department in Houston, Texas. At a closing ceremony held last Wednesday for the trainees, it was disclosed that the Harris County Sheriff’s Department has adopted the St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force as a sister law enforcement agency.
The course covered many subject areas such as The History of the Bicycle, Where bicycle patrol is used, Advantages & Disadvantages of bicycle patrol unit, Bicycle Safety and Equipment, Hydration; and Cat Scan.