By: Aurora Sain, The Auburn Journal, March 8, 2018
Auburn CA - After a fundraiser last year, the Auburn Downtown Business Association was able to donate three bikes to the Auburn Police Department.
The police bikes were recognized as a need for the community.
“We’re hoping it will have a marked decrease in crime around Auburn,” Kimberly Ulrich, vice president of the ADBA said.
The three bikes are clearly marked that they are police and come with flashing lights, utility bags and standard white lights.
“It affords us to move around through crowds more easily,” said Lt.Victor Pecoraro.
The bikes will be used during special events and will also enable officers to get behind businesses or schools when patrolling.
“We always like to catch bad guys doing things,” Pecoraro said.
He also said the bikes will help with enabling officers to interact with the community more.
The bikes are from Victory Velo Bike Shop and cost around $1,500 each and the ADBA used raffle funds and had to cover the rest of the costs.“The focus of the ADBA is to bring awareness to the downtown area,” Ulrich said. “It’s our way of giving back and showing our support for the community.”