The Bike Patrol Unit (BPU) consists of several certified bike patrol officers. The BPU duties are to patrol highly congested shopping areas to enhance crime prevention and community relations initiatives as well as provide enforcement when necessary. They also patrol parks, playgrounds, controlling loitering, and enforcement of State Law and City Ordinance. The BPU is an essential tool for aggressive drug detection in parks, recreational and residential areas. The BPU is also used during parades and special events within the city.