The Hamburg Borough Police Division obtained the donation of an electrical help bicycle lately.
“This electrical bicycle will give officers larger distance and the power to reply to calls faster than on a standard bicycle,” mentioned Hamburg Borough Police Chief Anthony Kuklinski.
Hamburg Borough resident Cindy Blefgen donated the e-bike to the Hamburg Borough Police Division on Sept. 8.
“Bicycles have turn out to be part of the common course of how Hamburg Police Division patrols the park areas and river path that’s situated on the town,” the police division posted on its Fb web page on Sept. 8. “Officers additionally patrol the downtown purchasing areas and carry out common duties whereas on their assigned shifts. HPD shall be conducting bicycle security packages to youths. The electrical bike shall be an excellent addition and can give the officers nice mobility whereas patrolling. Thanks once more to Cindy Blefgen.”
“Presently the police division has two licensed bicycle patrol officers. A 3rd officer shall be getting in 2021,” mentioned Kuklinski.
Patrol officers use the bicycles for neighborhood gatherings, Trick or Deal with nights, King Frost Parade and Hamburg festivals such because the annual Style of Hamburg-er Competition.
The bicycles are additionally used weekly within the park and downtown. The division additionally shall be holding bike security packages subsequent yr
Among the many advantages of the division utilizing bikes for patrolling, Kuklinski mentioned, “It will get the officers out of the automobiles and offers them the power to work together with the neighborhood.”
“Two of the issues I’m most pleased with throughout Chief Kuklinski’s tenure has been his give attention to truck enforcement and neighborhood policing,” mentioned Hamburg Mayor George Holmes. “As a very long time bike cop, he understands how getting out of the patrol automotive and going by bike or on foot will increase police consciousness and neighborhood involvement. This beneficiant donation will solely assist additional these targets, and we’re very grateful.”