Brewer Bike Cops Start Patrol Along Riverwalk Recently
There's something new going down on the Brewer Riverwalk and I'm not talking about the expansion project that recently started. This new thing moves a little faster than construction in the city.
I'm talking about the new Police Unit that's been assigned that beat, and it just so happens that they work on bikes.
In a recent Brewer Police Department Facebook post, it was explained that the new unit was spearheaded by one of their very own.
"We recently introduced bicycle patrols at the request of Officer Curtis. He introduced the concept, created a budget for the program and implemented it rapidly with the help of the folks at Pat's Bike shop on Wilson Street...They will mostly be assigned to the greater waterfront area for specific crime prevention purposes."
Aside from being a great way to connect more directly with people on the path, it's hoped that the increased police presence will keep any incidents of crime at bay.
There are currently 4 members of the Brewer PD who have volunteered to be a part of the new Bike Unit.
The post goes on to say that since its creation and implementation, the cops on bikes have received a positive review from residents.
When the new construction project is finished, the Bike Patrol will cover all of the Riverwalk from where it starts on Hardy St. by Mason's, along the river to where it ends on South Main Street.