Tadd Huey has been a TU bike patrol officer for two years. Like all TU bike patrol officers, he had to qualify on a rigorous timed course that included highly technical riding plus off-bike requirements like carrying his bike up a flight of stairs and over other obstacles, and changing a flat.
TU campus security bike patrol duty is voluntary, but more than 70 percent of campus security officers are qualified for bike patrol. Bike patrol saves fuel, and officers can often reach remote areas of campus more quickly than officers in vehicles or on foot. Officers report they have more frequent and effective interaction with students, faculty and staff when patrolling on bikes.
(December 7, 2015)