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Public Safety begins new bike patrol on campus

Public Safety Bike Patrol teamThe MCTC Public Safety Department is pleased to announce the formation of a bike patrol program. Public Safety Officers Timothy Kluxdal and Public Safety Officer Jacques Beech, along with Public Safety Supervisor Mark DeRee can now be seen out regularly patrolling on the bikes.

The bike patrol program is an opportunity for the MCTC Public Safety Department to increase meaningful engagement with the campus community as well as the community-at-large. The bike patrol enhances Public Safety’s ability to effectively patrol throughout the campus exteriors and inside the parking ramp. Public safety bike patrols have also proven to be a great community outreach tool, presenting an easily approachable image but whose visibility will be a deterrent to crime. In addition, Public Safety bike patrols have proven to be a great educational tool and promote a physically active, healthy lifestyle.

Recently, PSOs Beech and Kluxdal completed and are certified as International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Security Cyclists. They completed 30 hours of training on the safe and effective operation of a bicycle for a public safety operations.

 “Also, with the bike patrol program, we have a new uniform specific to these officers. We want to promote it to the campus so they are aware of the changes,” says Mark DeRee, Public Safety Supervisor.

Please take the time to congratulate PSOs Jacques Beech and Timothy Kluxdal on their achievement. And be sure to wave and say hi as you see the bike patrols out and about!