The Hanson Police Department Bicycle Patrol Unit
was established in 2001. Sergeant Peter
Daley is responsible for the deployment and
training of the Unit.
O'Brien and Kevin
McCarthy are assigned to the Unit. The
Bicycle Patrol Unit is deployed routinely to patrol
the several neighborhoods and business areas of
All officers assigned to the unit have received C.O.B.W.E.B.
training. C.O.B.W.E.B is a nationally recognized
training regimen specific to bicycle patrol operations.
The Bicycle Patrol Unit is designed to get the
patrol officer out of the cruiser and make him or her
more accessible to citizens. Officers assigned
to this patrol park their police vehicles at a pre-determined
location. The officers remove their bicycles from the
rack on the rear of their cruiser and patrol a specified
area. The officer is encouraged to make contact with
residents and citizens. Should the officer receive a
call to respond to a location that is not in the immediate
area of his/her bike patrol, he or she will return the
their cruiser, load the bike, and travel to the call.
This program accomplishes a number of goals. First,
officers are given opportunities to interact with young
people in non-adversarial situations. Second,
officers on bicycles are more apt to develop positive
relationships with residents and residents are more
apt to discuss problems and report crimes or nuisances.
Officers on bicycles are not as visible as an officer
in a cruiser. If a potential criminal is looking
for a marked police cruiser to patrol by, the officer
on the bicycle has an added measure of surprise.
information on our bicycle patrol contact Sergeant
Peter Daley at 781-293-4625 ext 227 or send an email