FUSD School Police Return To Mounted Bicycle Patrols

(February 16) Three years after the Fontana Unified School District eliminated bicycle patrols by its district police officers at its campuses, the school board has reinstated the practice.
The district’s bicycle mounted police are outfitted with Cannondale mountain bikes on 29-inch tires, and they feature a siren and police lights.  A conditioned rider can achieve a speed of 25 miles per hour on the bikes.
While the officers’ assignments are general patrol of the campuses and the areas around them, the revival of the bike patrol program involves greater attention being paid to bicycle and pedestrian safety issues. As many as five percent of district students ride bikes to school.
The officers are empowered to issue citations, which in the case of non-motorized travel infractions, can be satisfied by an essay on traffic safety in lieu of a fine.

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