GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Greenwood is bringing back a bicycle patrol thanks to a donation from a sub sandwich restaurant’s foundation.
Greenwood’s police chief says the city’s new bicycle patrol is more approachable than an officer in a patrol car and can get to places the car can’t.
Chief T.J. Chaudoin told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that each bicycle, along with police decals, lights and helmets cost around $10,000.
The chief says The Firehouse Subs Foundation is paying for them in exchange for a small sticker advertising the restaurant on each bike.
The five officers chosen for the patrol don’t just hop on the bikes. The chief says there is a weeklong training program.