The Police Department's bike patrol currently consists of more than a dozen police officers that have been trained at an approved Department of Criminal Justices Services Police Bicycle Patrol Course. All certified bike patrol officers are required to complete an annual re-certification of their biking skills through an in-service training course.
The department's police bicycle instructor, Officer Anthony Straus, is seen pictured on this page with officers during the annual in-service training in May of 2008. The officers took time out on Broadway to visit with a young citizen of the community named Jack Muratti, and provided him an opportunity to try out one of the officer's patrol bike. Pictured is Traffic Safety Sergeant Tom Mitchell, DARE Officer Tony Straus, Officer Andy Prestigiacomo, Jack Muratti, Sergeant Sean Briscoe, Officer Dan Noeker, and Officer Glen Barrett.
Email of Jack's Grandma
The following is a reprint of the email received from Jack Muratti's grandmother, Nancy Patnode:
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 21:56:01 -0400
I'm sending you the pictures taken with my grandson Jack Muratti today.
Thank you and all the officers for your kindness. Jack has not stopped talking about sitting on the bike and having his picture taken. We are all very lucky to have such caring people looking out for us.