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Publication Date

March 2008


In: Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 31, no. 1, 2008.


Foundational research on police use of bicycles for patrol. A participant/observation research design was used. A five-city, 32-shift study on the output of police bicycle patrols was conducted. Same and similar ride-alongs were conducted with bicycle and automobile patrols. All contacts (n1/4 1,105) with the public were recorded and coded. These data included: number of people, tenor, seriousness and origination for each contact.