Police hop on bikes to patrol Gold Coast entertainment precincts

March 16, 2018 7:52 am in Gold Coast, by Carla Tooma , mygc.com.au

You will start to see more police cycling around the Gold Coast from today.

Local police have started conducting bike patrols at the city’s entertainment precincts in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Entertainment Precinct Group (EPG) Bicycle Patrols will target the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise tourism areas and will be able to provide a policing response to incidents when they occur.

The EPG Bicycle Patrol will also be able to patrol areas that vehicles are not able to access such as reserves, parks, bikeways and alleyways.

The bike patrol will perform the same work as a general duties officer which will include responding to incidents, high visibility patrols and enforcement activities.

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