In 1992, the department implemented a Bike Patrol into its existing operations. These bikes serve as a supplement to the marked cruisers and foot patrol. By maneuvering over sidewalks and through paths, fields, and blocked roads on campus, Officers are able to respond to incidents quickly. This also creates increased presence, dialogue and interaction with the student's faculty and staff.
Bicycle Patrol Officers:
- Patrol during all hours of the day and in almost any type of weather
- Carry condensed medical kits and are Emergency Medical Technicians
- Receive training in bike tactics and are nationally certified through the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association
Fairfield University's Bicycle Patrol has trained alongside Bicycle Patrol Officers from Danbury Police, New York City Housing Police, Darien Police, Yale University, Sacred Heart University Public Safety, Bridgeport University Security and Southern Connecticut State University Police.
The Team helped create patrols at Columbia University, Scarsdale Police, Stamford Police, Western Connecticut State University and Weston Police.
For assistance in launching a Bicycle Patrol Program:
Contact: Todd A. Pelazza, Director
Location: Loyola 2
Phone: On-Campus: ext. 4090; Off-Campus: (203) 254-4090