Bicycle Unit

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.