New Sets of Wheels Combating Crime in Thomasville

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Thomasville Police Department says it has relaunched its specialized bike squad (February 2011).

They say officers on two wheels are important because they can target crime in areas where larger and louder patrol cars sometimes can't.

Says squad commander, Lt. Eric Hampton, "[Officers] are mobile on bicycles and can get places that cars can't get. The citizens enjoy seeing them out in the community and in the neighborhoods, and in the downtown area, and around our schools."

Officer Curtis Humphries is on the specialized team, and says he prefers two wheels to his patrol car's four.

Says Humphries, "It's a very good position to have, and it puts us one-on-one with the community ... and I enjoy being proactive and being able to get out and catch street crime in progress."

TPD says the team targets school zones, residential neighborhoods, and downtown Thomasville as areas where they are the most effective in preventing crime.

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  • by Your neighbor Location: Thomasville on Feb 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    Good for your adopted home town now move out of this hick town so we don't have to deal with you. Your right we wont catch your impala we will let you wreck it then we will catch you.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 at 03:05 AM
    you might outrun the pd, but the county will get you.
  • by Viewer Monticello on Feb 22, 2011 at 07:42 PM
    Your Impala can not out run his radio.
  • by i lun it Location: fl on Feb 22, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    rick scott is this the best ideal or what. think of all the money we could sabe atleast abillion$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • by exti Location: thomasville on Feb 22, 2011 at 06:19 PM
    My adopted home town has had bike patrol for years. They were on the strip in our neighborhoods and in crime areas much worse than this little hick town will ever know
  • by Tyrone Location: Thomasville on Feb 22, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    You won't catch me in my Impala!
  • by uneployes Location: ga. on Feb 22, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    great ideal. letsreplace these 80.000 dollar suv's and policecars. lets cut the bbq down to 1 a week too. idont want a bunch fat slobs repenzenting us.
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