The Mountain Bike Unit was formed in the early 2000’s. Officers typically patrol the Warwood, East Wheeling, Wheeling Island, and Business District on bicycle. In this capacity, he answered calls for service, report calls, and traffic related incidents. Additionally, the officer assigned to the MBU will serve as a department liaison, attending various community events and child safety talks.
The department currently 10 certified officers who regularly patrol. Several bikes are positioned throughout the city at the satellite offices. These bikes can be deployed by bicycle certified officers during the course of their normal duty. Additionally, the bicycles are utilized for special events, road races, and directed patrols in high crime/drug activity areas.