Police officers get on their bikes

PUBLISHED: 16:37 11 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

POLICE officers in Royston are getting on their bikes for patrols in the town. Two officers and four police community support officers (PCSOs) have undergone extensive training, and have now completed the force cycle training assessment, which means they

POLICE officers in Royston are getting on their bikes for patrols in the town.

Two officers and four police community support officers (PCSOs) have undergone extensive training, and have now completed the force cycle training assessment, which means they're qualified up to cycling proficiency level three.

PCSO Tracey Kennedy is on the team and is an instructor. She said: "High visibility patrols are extremely important and patrolling on push bikes means we can cover more of the town and reach area's not accessible by car.

"The bikes also mean we can reach incidents quicker than walking, but it is also easy for people to flag us down if they need us or want to talk," she added.

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