Bike Patrol

Lt. Mike Passalacqua
Sgt. Tyler Turner
Sgt. David Felice
Det. Brian Choffin
Det. Steven Vine
P.O. Bret Steve
P.O. Jeff Potter
P.O. Jesse Cole
P.O. Nick Bielowicz

The City of Geneva Police Dept. Bike Patrol was formed in 1996 with patrols beginning in July of that year. The program was funded by federal community policing grant money. The Bike Patrol currently has nine members; one lieutenant, two sergeants, two detectives and three patrolmen, who are all certified police bike patrol officers.

The Bike Patrol has been well received by the community and has been an effective enforcement and public relations tool. The Bike Patrol has been most effective handling quality of life complaints such as loud music, open container violations, parking, littering, and trespass on city property, in addition to being successful with drug arrests and proactive high visibility patrols.

The Bike Patrol regularly checks Geneva’s busy lakefront during the warmer months in addition to patrolling the downtown business district, city playgrounds and residential areas. Bike units are on patrol from May through October.

The Geneva Police Dept. presently has four fully equipped Fuji police mountain bikes in three frame sizes. All bikes have shocks, bar ends, gel seats, saddlebags, kevlar-walled tires with puncture sealant and halogen lights.

Officers are equipped with Trek helmets, Oakley eyewear with interchangeable lenses, silk-screened uniform golf shirts, padded bike shorts, black bdu uniform shorts and padded bike gloves. Each officer also has a complete nylon duty belt set for reduced weight and comfort while patrolling.

Please feel free to stop us to say hello whenever you see us on patrol in your neighborhood.

In addition, the Bike Patrol was involved in several parade details, festivals, and community events each year. The Bike Patrol also responded to complaints and acted as back up unit to regular patrols.