The Florham Park Police Department Bicycle Unit was started to increase community relations with the public. Experience has shown that Bicycle Officers are an important tool in improving police-community relations because the officers are more accessible to and have a greater interaction with citizens. Bicycle Officers can also provide a pro-active, highly visible police service along with giving officers a "stealth" advantage when desired. Bicycles allow officers access to areas not normally patrolled by police vehicles and can cover a larger area than officers on foot. The Florham Park Police Department has several officers trained in bicycle patrol, weather permitting, bicycle patrol is deployed on a daily basis when trained officers are on duty. The officers patrol the center of town, parks, schools, and residential areas. The unit promotes bicycle safety and proper use of helmets.