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Albany Police say bike patrols good for crime fighting

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Albany Police expand their bike patrols to make some neighborhoods safer.

Everyday, two or three bike officers ride through neighborhoods. 

Today, they were in the Cherry Avenue area, patrolling and talking to residents.  

     Officers say the bikes allow them a better view than what they get from patrol cars, and people are more willing to talk with them.

Officer Waquanza Mukes said "We have people walking up to us, asking questions and talking to us.  And it's a good way to interact with the community,"


Officer Demetrious Kendrick said "With the bicycles you don't hear us coming until we're up on you.  We can ride down alleys, little crack and turns,woods."


 The officers say it's a hot job, but they are trained to handle it.  

 But they say they enjoy the patrols and believe they help fight crime.

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