ISBN-10: 0763744336
ISBN-13: 9780763744335

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling

Author(s): International Police Mountain Bike Association
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 250
Edition: 2nd
Published: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc. - June 2007

The use of bicycles by police, ambulance and security personnel continues to grow along with increased awareness of the benefits of an extremely mobile team of first responders. While the reasons for implementing a bicycle unit may vary, the goal of each agency is the same: to provide assistance to those who need it as quickly, safely, and effectively as possible.

The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling is the single most comprehensive source of in-depth information on starting a bike unit or enhancing an established bike unit with tactical and technical tips on everything from basic equipment needs to detailed insights on policy, maintenance, training, legal issues, and much more. This essential resource will guide officers and agencies seeking to get a public safety bike unit rolling!

The Second Edition Covers:


  • Section One covers all general aspects of Public Safety Cycling such as bike types and components, clothing and safety equipment, skill development, hazard avoidance, bike maintenance, as well as nutrition and fitness
  • Section Two addresses police-specific equipment, patrol procedures and tactics, firearms training, and security operations
  • EMS Operations (ambulance and paramedic), equipment and load placement, and scene management is addressed in Section Three

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