The Battle Creek Police Department Mountain Bike Patrol Program was established in the late 1990s. Officers in the program are trained by nationally certified Mountain Bike Instructors and go through 32 hours of classroom and field training. The training consist of technical skills, tactical encounters, community contacts, nutrition and bicycle maintenance. The goal of the program is to give officers another tool when policing our community.
The bike program is utilized for special events; targeting hot spots and helping officers engage community members. The program has been met with great success and continues to develop through the years.