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SPD officers partake in Police Mountain Bike training course

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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Several officers with the Sarasota Police Department are completing an intense training program involving mountain bicycles.

This week, SPD officers were selected to partake in a course designed to equip police officers with the skills necessary to use Police Mountain Bikes to perform everyday duties.

SPD posted the attached video on their Facebook page illustrating the different obstacles each officer had to endure in order to become certified in the International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course. Officers are seen braving the heat, going up and down stairs, on and off sidewalks and negotiating potholes.   

Officers hope that the program will improve patrol efficiency and community safety.