UTPD created a full-time Mountain Bike Unit in October 2014 to enhance safety and security. The primary goals of the Bike Unit are to:
- Encourage more positive community relations by making police officers highly visible and approachable.
- Reduce response times to calls for service through rapid local response.
- Proactively assist with community issues and concerns within our campus community.
- Provide increased presence in near campus areas to address our community members’ safety and security concerns.
The UTPD Bike Unit currently consists of four full-time police officers and one sergeant. It is certified through the International Police Mountain Bike Association.