New electric bikes given to Hertfordshire Police after Dacorum trial

Safer Neighbourhood Teams can now access more of their beat while on duty.

Friday, 5th August 2022, 3:38 pm

16 electric bikes have been given to Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the county after they were trialled in Dacorum.

The bikes, which are more eco-friendly and cost effective compared to cars, have provided useful with one Hertfordshire police officer covering 61km in one shift.

Superintendent Ken Townsend said that the trials and Dacorum were a success with positive feedback from the Safer Neighbourhood Team and the public.

PCSO Graham Warner with his bike.

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He said: “Electric bikes enable our officers to cover more ground and spend more time on their beat actively patrolling and engaging with the community.”

The bikes are proving to help engagement with the communities too.

Superintendent Townsend said: “The feedback from officers is that people, particularly young people, are really interested in stopping them to find out more about the bikes, which increases engagement, breaks down barriers and is a great starting point to talk about other issues they might want to raise.”