The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office developed a Bicycle Patrol Unit in 2016. The Bicycle Patrol Unit consists of both Operations Division and Corrections Division Deputies and is supervised by an Operations Division Sergeant. The Bicycle Patrol Unit is used for regular patrol duty, traffic enforcement, parking enforcement, and special events. The use of a patrol bicycle allows deputies to become more mobile, visible, and approachable to members of the community.
The creation of the Bicycle Patrol Unit enhances patrol efforts in our community. Bicycle patrol has been shown to be an effective way to increase deputy visibility in congested areas and their quiet operation can provide a tactical approach to crimes in progress.