Officers to increase patrols in parks, bike paths

Medford, Ore. — Medford police are increasing bike patrols. Dozens of Medford police officers are certified as bicycle officers.

Now that the weather is heating up, you’ll likely be seeing them a lot more in the city’s parks, on the greenway, and throughout downtown.

“We want to put visible patrols, visible officers on bikes in those ares so that people can feel a sense of comfort and safety,” Lieutenant Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department says.

Community Service Officers will also be patrolling those areas more often. The hope is to not only reduce crime in areas that are frequently used by families, but to be a positive presence in the community too.

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