Trelawny gets 12 bicycle cops
The Street Crime unit of the Trelawny Police Division received a well-needed boost on Friday when 12 of its cops graduated from a bicycle riding course.
Superintendent Michael Phipps, who heads the Police Area One crime-fighting unit, told the cops that with their new skills, they are expected to offer a higher level of service.
"This is an investment in you. With this investment, you are expected to give a positive return,'' he said.
Nine males and three females participated in the course.
Phipps said the bicycles would help the officers assigned to the Trelawny Police Division to improve their efforts at crime prevention, social control, and would give the police high visibility.
"The bicycles are part of your tools which should be used effectively and create a difference in crime fighting," he said.