UT Police at Houston is proud to announce the launch of the Public Safety Officer Bike Patrol Program. Starting October 3, 2017, the unit will patrol MD Anderson and UTHealth grounds in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) area.
The Bike Patrol Program aims to enhance our department’s health and safety initiatives as outlined in our Combined Protection Model and serves as an added security presence during peak traffic hours. We believe their high visibility will deter crime in the area and promote greater interaction with the community. Bike Patrol staff will engage in community outreach efforts and promote UT Police.
The team also increases the department’s coverage in areas where access by patrol vehicles is limited. Parks, alleys, parking lots and garages are just a few areas where the bike patrols may easily maneuver.
MD Anderson areas of focus include the Main Building, Mid Campus, South Campus and the Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care. UTHealth areas of focus include UTHealth Housing and large gathering areas adjacent to the UTHealth schools.
The PSO Bike Patrol program is led by Public Safety Supervisor David Rogers and headed by Lieutenant Mark Smith. All PSOs in the program have been certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, a premier organization for public safety cyclists.