City of Perth rangers patrols set to roll on two wheels

City of Perth Rangers now make patrols on bikes.
City of Perth Rangers now make patrols on bikes.

CITY of Perth Rangers have added four bicycles to their fleet.

The rangers, who have been trained by WA Police, will now make their CBD patrols by car, on foot and on two wheels.

In their training, the rangers learnt how to safely descend stairs and kerbing, and incorporate rapid stopping and evasive techniques.

Deputy Chair of Commissioners Gaye McMath said the addition of bikes would allow a quicker reaction to incidents.

“Utilising bicycles gives rangers a greater ability to cover distance, and when needed, respond rapidly to incidents that may be affecting the public,” she said.

“The bikes are also fitted with first aid kits and a sharps disposal unit.

“It all adds to the City’s ability to keep people safe and forms part of a wider network including CCTV, Wi-Fi, body cameras, radio communications and direct access to police.”

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