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Ithaca College Hosts Law Enforcement Bike School

 ITHACA, NY — Officers from a number of municipal and campus police agencies in New York State will learn how to incorporate bicycles into their operations at the 2012 Law Enforcement Bike School, scheduled for July 11–15 at Ithaca College.

The course is designed as entry-level training for law enforcement officers who utilize specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities. The program includes classroom instruction on such topics as vehicle and traffic law, bicycle maintenance, nutrition and fitness. Participants will also take to the streets, off-road trails and campus parking lots to learn practical skills involving riding evolutions, mock scenarios, obstacle negotiation, dismounts, takedowns, suspect contact and tactical response with firearms.

Law enforcement agencies represented at the school will include the Cities of Syracuse, Binghamton, Cortland and Geneva; Village of Pleasantville; Cornell University; Colgate University; SUNY Binghamton; and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Sponsored by the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety, the course has been held annually for nearly two decades. The instructors hold certifications from agencies including the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, International Police Mountain Bike Association and Law Enforcement Bicycle Association.

For more information, visit /sacl/safety/patrol/bikeschool/.