15 Sep 2014
58° Mostly Cloudy
Patch Instagram photo by longunderwearman
Patch Instagram photo by quadrofoglio
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by daniellemastersonbooks
Patch Instagram photo by healthandbeautynz
Patch Instagram photo by andreagazeapt
Patch Instagram photo by reh_22
Patch Instagram photo by athomeinmygarden
Patch Instagram photo by pespatchpsp

Police Bicycle Patrols Debut at Trick-or-Treat on Main Street Event

St. Charles Police Department started using a police officer on a bicycle on Main Street Wednesday afternoon. Bicycle police are part of the city's effort to address crime in downtown St. Charles.

While on duty Wednesday, St. Charles Police Officer Pete Sansone pedaled down Main Street past a trick-or-treating Darth Vader, a lady bug and a lion. 

St. Charles Police Department on Wednesday debuted a new initiative to use police officers on bicycle patrol in the historic downtown area. 

Bike patrols are one of several suggestions a security taskforce recommended the city implement in response to crime in historic St. Charles.

Interim Police Chief Larry Stulce said he was initially unsure when the program would begin because officers had to receive advanced training. However, an opportunity opened up and two officers are now trained to do bicycle patrols. 

Stulce said he expects to use the bike patrols regularly in historic Main Street area. The city also has two mounted police officers who are used in the entertainment district for crowd control. 

Stulce said the trick-or-treat on Main Street event was a great opportunity to try the bike patrol out for the first time. 

Hundreds of trick-or-treaters collected candy from business owners on Main Street Wednesday afternoon. 

Photo Gallery

Share This Article