Police Bike Patrol Course

Police Bike Patrol Course

June 25 - June 29, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(** June 28 - 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM **)

This fourty 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 individual officer, equipped with a pedal retention system and rear-mounted kickstand.  Trainees must wear full bike patrol uniform including body armor, duty belt, helmet, eye protection, and bike gloves.  Padded bicycle shorts are not required but are highly recommended.  50 rounds of ammunition for Friday's live fire exercise is also required.  Rain gear is recommended.

Repair Equipment:

Each officer must have 3 tire levers and 3 spare inner tubes.  Each department must bring one on-bike air pump and one bike hex key set.

Course Fee:

A 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 SUNY at Buffalo Police Department and mail to: NYS University Police, Bissel Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260


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

Register early, class size will be limited:

Please fax or email the enrollment form HERE directly to NYS University Police 716-645-3758 or email Lieutenant Scott Bixby at scbixby@buffalo.edu by June 1, 2018.

For questions, contact:

Lieutenant Scott Bixby, NYS University Police


Frequently Requested Information


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

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