Pennington Gap police will soon have bike patrol units on the streets, after receiving a grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services to help with community policing.
Chief Kilbourne says the bikes will allow officers to get out in the community and talk to residents, as well as enhance public safety on the streets. Kilbourne hopes the bikes will make officers more approachable to the public when they have concerns.
The PGPD will still have patrol units out around town in addition to the bikes. The bike program is expected to start in spring once officers have completed training.