WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) - Sheriff Ed McMahon has added bicycles to the Patrol Division at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office has purchased ten bikes from Two Wheeler Dealer and incorporated them into various components of the Patrol Division. The bikes will be used for community policing, area schools, parks, festivals, and other special events that require law enforcement presence.
The bikes will allow the Sheriff’s Office to cut down on the amount of Deputies needed for special events due to the fact that two Deputies can cover more area on bikes than four Deputies on foot. The bikes also will serve as a stealthy tool to allow Deputies to move quietly through a neighborhood they may be experiencing break-ins.
Sheriff Ed McMahon stated that, “This is a good way for us to use green technology to help increase our community patrols and it’s great exercise for the Deputies”.