The Newtown Department of Police Services utilizes the bicycle patrol in order to enhance police service to the Newtown Community and its residents.
The Newtown Police Department utilizes the Bicycle Unit in the parks, business areas, and recreational areas and for directed patrols in suitable areas of Town.
School Resource Officer William Chapman is currently assigned to this Unit.
Officers assigned to bicycle patrol will receive formal training from a certified program. Prior to operating bicycle shall receive basic bicycle training to include:
- Introduction to bicycle parts and emergency repairs
- basic safety practices and equipment
- state and municipal laws and ordinances pertaining to bicycles