Donated Bikes Help Make Officers More Visible in East Tampa Apartment Community
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Specially trained bicycle patrol officers will now patrol the Belmont Heights Estates community to help further reduce crime in the area.
What: Police Chief Jane Castor and District Three Police Major Gerald Honeywell will thank representatives from The Michaels Organization for their generous donation while they observe the bike patrol officers in action.
When: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Belmont Heights Estates (Senior Garden), corner of North 21st Street and East 25th Avenue
Belmont Heights Estates residents will now see Tampa Police officers patrolling their community on two wheels instead of four. The apartment's management company, Interstate Realty Management which is part of The Michaels Organization, donated two new fully-equipped bikes and racks to the police department. Specially trained bike patrol officers will be able to easily maneuver through the 75 acre site and patrol areas that are harder to reach in their patrol cars. The bikes will also help make the officers more approachable to the residents who live in the East Tampa development.
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