Bike patrols start at West Virginia Capitol
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police at the state Capitol in Charleston have started bicycle patrols.
Seven officers recently completed 40 hours of training. The regular patrols launched by the Division of Protective Services will occur on the 18-acre Capitol campus. They will also happen at the Department of Environmental Protection headquarters in Kanawha City and downtown Charleston offices for the Department of Health and Human Resources and other state entities.
The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says in a news release that the patrols enhance mobility, visibility and response time and allow for improved public interaction.
The statement says the Division of Protective Services says it’s looking to fill several vacancies among its 31 officer positions. Certified officers who are interested in applying can contact the agency at (304) 558-9911.