The Paducah Police Department utilizes officers to target hot spots when criminal activity increases in an area of town. The team makes use of flexible hours, bike patrol, and community policing concepts to combat crime. Officers use non-traditional means to solve problems. Officers meet with community leaders, neighborhood residents, and church leaders to gain support. Empowerment of the community is the key to successfully deterring crime.
The Paducah Police Department often uses bicycle patrols to cover special events or particular neighborhoods. These officers are trained to provide quick response to requests for service in areas where motor vehicles are either unusable or ineffective at deterring crime.
To learn more about the Bike Patrol and safety information for bicyclists and drivers, watch this Paducah View - Bike Safety episode (6:25 minutes) featuring Paducah Police Sgt. Steve Smith.