Trained by WA Police Officers, four Rangers have begun patrolling the central business district on two-wheels, in addition to regular walking and vehicle patrols.
Deputy Chair of Commissioners, Gaye McMath, said Rangers have undertaken an intensive training course, which has seen them learn how to safely descend stairs and kerbing, and incorporate rapid stopping and evasive techniques.
“Utilising bicycles gives Rangers a greater ability to cover distance, and when needed, respond rapidly to incidents that may be affecting the public,” Deputy Commissioner McMath said.
“The bikes are also fitted with first aid kits and a sharps disposal unit.
“It all adds to the City’s ability to keep people safe and forms part of a wider network including CCTV, wi-fi, body cameras, radio communications and direct access to police.”
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