The Office for Public Safety has certified patrol officers, security officers and student patrol assigned to our bike patrol unit. The bike patrol has proven to be an enhancement to the department and the community at large. Patrols are conducted during the day, evening, and nights. During the shifts, officers engage in proactive policing and community relations. Bike patrol units are often able to respond to on campus calls faster and generally more convenient for visitors and members of the campus community to approach than an officer in a police car.
The Bike Patrol Unit has proven to be a great asset in assisting with special events on campus with crowd and traffic control as well as crime prevention. Security Officers receive in-house training and Patrol Officers have been specially trained in bicycle history, nomenclature, maintenance, effective cycling, crash analysis, injuries, health & fitness, and advanced riding techniques. Officers obtain this specially training at Ithaca College and are certified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services after successfully completing the required 40 hours course of instruction.
Police Mountain Bike School
Ithaca College has been providing the New York State Basic Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course since 1995. Our facilities and quality of instruction continues to rise to new heights as we stride to provide the most challenging training course offered in New York State. Please visit www.ithaca/edu/sacl/safety/patrol/bikeschool for more information.
Ithaca College Bike Patrol Unit joins bike units from other agencies in Tompkins County to provide the local communities with Bicycle Rodeos. Bicycle Rodeos are a young rider bicycle safety and awareness course that are conducted for local elementary and intermediate schools. This course is to help educate young riders about safety, protective equipment, and the rules of the road when riding a bicycle.