Special Patrol Units

The Police Department currently has a special patrol unit that enhances the services given by the regular patrol units. This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about Bicycle Patrol units.

Bicycle Patrol

The Police Department sees several benefits of having bicycle patrol on the HSU campus:

  • Officers are more accessible to the community
  • Bicycle responses to an emergency can be faster than a vehicle
  • Officers' physical conditioning is improved
  • Wear and tear on patrol vehicles is reduced
  • Emissions caused by patrol vehicles are reduced
  • Supports Humboldt State University's core value of environmental responsibility
  • Allows patrol of areas not accessible by car