WA Police's Fremantle Bike Patrol Goes into Action

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WA Police's Fremantle Bike Patrol Goes into Action

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:41 pm

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The above “article” from the Fremantle Gazette, February 19, 2013, page 14 suggests that the Western Australian Police at Fremantle now have their own bike patrol unit. Whilst I think it is great the WA Police are adopting bicycles as a tool in their armour I do find it rather amusing, no hypocritical that of all police areas, Fremantle gets a bicycle based patrol unit. After all Fremantle Police don’t have a great track record in enforcing laws to protect vulnerable road users.

Who knows having officers on bicycles might, just might make them more aware of what the rest of us have to put up with way to often. Now if they just went out in Lyca ... :)

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Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:26 pm

I swear the highlight of the Community Newspapers journalists day must be coming up with crap pun headlines.
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Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

The above “article” from the Fremantle Gazette, February 19, 2013, page 14 suggests that the Western Australian Police at Fremantle now have their own bike patrol unit. Whilst I think it is great the WA Police are adopting bicycles as a tool in their armour I do find it rather amusing, no hypocritical that of all police areas, Fremantle gets a bicycle based patrol unit. After all Fremantle Police don’t have a great track record in enforcing laws to protect vulnerable road users.

Who knows having officers on bicycles might, just might make them more aware of what the rest of us have to put up with way to often. Now if they just went out in Lyca ... :)

Andrew

You wanna see bike cops in Lycra ?

Good effort from them, 10yrs later than other countries but good on them ! :)

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:29 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:You wanna see bike cops in Lycra ?


Yes. I would like to see them out and about riding in Lycra and riding bikes just like so many of us ride, i.e., the equivalent of unmarked police cars so that they can see and experience what cyclists experience all so often. Maybe just maybe then we might see a positive change in the way the WA Police deal with motorist - cyclist inicidents but more importantly they will see a lot more of what we see and could up the ante in terms of prosecuting offences by cyclists and motorists.

That notwithstanding I also see a role for the uniformed patrols.

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Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:48 pm

Was a joke, forgot the smilie ! ;)

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Postby rcmkII » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 pm

I rode around Freo recently with my wife, and you can get from one end to the other in no time. These guys on their bikes should make quite a difference in terms of visibility and deterring potential criminals. They'll be silent and fast, and can slip around the backstreets with little to no warning, plus they can run down suspects trying to escape on foot.
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Postby twowheels » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:29 am

wurtulla wabbit wrote:Was a joke, forgot the smilie ! ;)

i want to see them wearing safety boots, high vis jackets, hard hat and king gees showing crack, while downing a VB on the PSP after a day's slog on the construction sight, now THAT is undercover.

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Postby Thoglette » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:46 am

HappyHumber wrote:I swear the highlight of the Community Newspapers journalists day must be coming up with crap pun headlines.

Oh, they've got nothing on the NT news. Crocodiles sell papers....

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Postby Graeme H » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:34 am

Are those hand-me-down frames from the Perth police?
The last bicycle patrol I saw in Perth had black dual-suspension bikes, but for several years previously they had been riding white frames like those in the photo above.
Riding them through red lights, too!

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WA Police's Fremantle Bike Patrol Goes into Action

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:36 am

HappyHumber wrote:I swear the highlight of the Community Newspapers journalists day must be coming up with crap pun headlines.


Not just community newspapers...
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Postby HappyHumber » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:06 pm

Difference being, I guess is the sort of readership that might be likely to get that :)

*unkink neck* :P
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Re: WA Police's Fremantle Bike Patrol Goes into Action

Postby Dan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:58 pm

Point is, its terrible. Like a pop star trying to rhyme love with earth.

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Re: WA Police's Fremantle Bike Patrol Goes into Action

Postby Roinik » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:57 pm

twowheels wrote:i want to see them wearing safety boots, high vis jackets, hard hat and king gees showing crack, while downing a VB on the PSP after a day's slog on the construction site, now THAT is undercover.


You forgot the dodgy pub bike with the balding wonky back wheel, rusty chain and 3/9 selectable gears.
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