Police Bike Patrol Course

Police Bike Patrol Course


July 6 - 10, 2015 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"July 9th - 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM"

This 40 hour course is designed to provide the trainee with the skills necessary to safely and effectively use a bicycle to perform a full range of police patrol duties.  On-bike instruction progresses from basic bike handling skills, to negotiating urban obstacles, performing high-speed dismounts, suspect apprehension techniques, and live fire exercises.


State University of New York at Buffalo, North Campus, Amherst, NY  

Required Equipment:

Police mountain bike fitted to the indivudual officer, equipped with a pedal rentention system and rear-mounted kickstand.  Trainees must wear full bike patrol uniform including body armor, duty belt, helmet, eye protection, and bike gloves.  50 rounds of ammunition for Friday's live fire exercise is also required.  Rain gear is recommended.

Course Fee:

Course fee of $150.00 per trainee includes all instructional materials, facility fees, and lunch for the five-day period.  Make check or purchase order payable to SUNY at Buffalo Police Department and mail to: NYS University Police, Bissell Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260.


Bike patrol is a strenuous physical activity that requires a high degree of physical fitness and personal motivation.  Participants should be both enthusiastic and physically fit.


Below, under Additional Information, please find a registration form.  You may either fill it out online and email to scbixby@buffalo.edu , or print and fax to 716-645-3758.  Any questions should be directed to Lieutenant Scott Bixby, NYS University Police at 716-645-8932.


Additional Info: 

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203