Pedaling for a Good Cause
The Placentia Police Department
established the bicycle team in 1994. The team currently employs seven officers and one sergeant. All of the team members volunteer to the program above and beyond their primary assignment. Each member is required to complete a certified California POST police bicycle school. The police bicycle school emphasizes:
- Bicycle handling skills
- Bicycle maintenance and light repairs
- Physical conditioning
The department utilizes the bicycle team for a variety of visible enforcement functions. The bicycle team rides during the City’s Heritage Day Parade and Festival as well as Taste of Placentia. The bicycle team also rides as an extension of normal patrol functions, such as enforcing municipal, traffic, and criminal codes. They also assist the Detective Bureau
during local surveillance operations.
Equipment and Functions
The bicycle team currently rides Smith and Wesson-built bicycles. The members wear a special uniform designed to provide long hours of riding comfort and function ability as well as visibility. Additionally, each member is issued a variety of special equipment, including a helmet for riding and safety concerns. Please contact Sgt. Bryce Angel
for further information about the team.
Obtaining a Bicycle License
A bicycle license can be obtained for $2 from the Placentia Police Department located at:
401 E. Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
More information can be obtained by calling the Placentia Police Department
at (714) 993-8164 during normal business hours.
View specific laws pertaining to the use of a bicycle
according to the California vehicle code.