Pharr PD Launches Bike Patrol; Hosts Bike Certification

Pharr, Texas – In an effort to provide additional safety and law enforcement presence in our community, the Pharr Police Department has launched a bike patrol. Officers from the Pharr Police Department interested in participating in the new bike patrol are currently undergoing training and certification this week to learn and implement the knowledge and skills required to maintain safe biking while on patrol.

“With an increase in outdoor physical activity in our community, and with the increase in outdoor opportunities such as new parks and the hike-and-bike trail, we felt it was important to enhance our ability to provide for the safety and wellbeing of our community residents, and having a bike patrol gives us a much easier presence to navigate and patrol these types of outdoor recreational facilities to keep our community safe,” said Pharr Police Chief Andy Harvey.

The training was also extended to neighboring law enforcement agencies to participate as well; participants include officers from the City of Mission Police Department, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office, among others.

Tomorrow, Friday, October 30, 2020, is the last day of bike certification. Trainees will participate in obstacle courses to demonstrate their mastery of the training and necessary skills required to be certified on bike patrol. 

Media is invited to attend and cover the final day of the certification, with a bike obstacle course beginning at 12:30 pm and an obstacle course at the firing range at 6:30 pm. Representatives from the Police Department will also be available for on-site interviews. Interested media should contact Investigator Irving Segura at 956-225-4706 to make arrangements for coverage and/or interviews.

WHAT:  Pharr PD Bike Certification
WHEN:  TOMORROW, Friday, October 30, 2020 – 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm
WHERE:  Pharr Sports Complex (201 East Moore Road, Pharr, TX) and Pharr Police Firing Range (700 East Moore Road, Pharr, TX).
CONTACT: Investigator Irving Segura, 956-225-4706