By Josh Rogers, Feb 8, 2018, KTBS
The Shreveport Police bicycle patrol unit has seen a lot of growth in the past few weeks, acquiring a dozen new helmets today after getting more than 15 bikes last week that cost more than $20,000, all through donations.
"This right here it may look like a small thing but it is priceless when it comes to what it means as a community," said police chief Alan Crump.
Crump accepted the helmets on behalf of the department, the money for which was donated from the Broadmoor Neighborhood Association and the Barksdale Federal Credit Union.
"We're going to address a lot of problems. Any crimes in progress. We will address those," said Corporal Angie Willhite, explaining how the department will put its new equipment to use.
The additions to the patrol unit are just another step in the department's ongoing efforts to reach communities in new ways and gather information on crimes and how to prevent them.