The Novi Police Department has an established bike patrol unit with the following goals:
- To equip and train assigned personnel in police bicycle patrol techniques
- To continue to enhance our mission of partnering with our citizens, businesses and visitors in furtherance of our Community Oriented Policing philosophy.
- Have officers more closely interacting with members of the community without the barrier of a vehicle
- To promote bicycle safety to all children within the City of Novi
In a proactive unit, much of the success is gauged by the feedback that is received. The unit is comprised of several police officers and police sergeants who have received the specialized training in operation of the bicycle, community engagement, law enforcement and bicycle safety and maintenance. The bike patrol unit has received positive feedback from the community, and has had the opportunity to participate in school and neighborhood functions, child safety events, and preventative patrols in retail areas. By community standards, the Novi Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit has been and continues to be a tremendous success and positive method for community interaction.