Patrol Division

Bike Patrol

Bikes by the CCOV
Two bike patrol officers
Bike Patrol officers
Bike Patrol officer talking to a citizen
Bike Patrol Officers talking with a family
Bike Patrol Officers posing with a family
Bike Patrol Officer talking with citizens

In 1990, the Oshkosh Police Department created the Bicycle Patrol Unit as a proactive approach to effectively patrol high-pedestrian areas and events not conducive to conventional patrol techniques and vehicles.

One of the goals of the Bicycle Patrol Unit is to increase bike safety throughout the community through education. Officers assigned to the Unit conduct Bike Rodeos several times a year. These presentations give officers opportunities to inspect bicycles and safety equipment, as well as demonstrate proper riding techniques. Bike officers also make presentations in schools and civic organizations, giving away bike helmets to those who do not have them.

The Oshkosh Police Department has been fortunate to receive several Bureau of Transportation Bicycle grants and funding from area businesses that have promoted and supported the Bike Patrol Unit. With these donations and grant funding, the department has been able to purchase hundreds of bike helmets to be given away to children in the community who needed them.

Members of the Bike Patrol include:

  • Lieutenant Andrew Lecker
  • Sergeant Dave Maas
  • Lieutenant Matt Harris
  • Sergeant Eric Stenson
  • Sergeant Jeff Nelson
  • Detective Jeremy Krueger
  • Detective Brett Robertson
  • Officer Mike Kirby
  • Officer Rachel Van Horn
  • Officer Ed Skeels
  • Officer Nick Kawleski
  • Officer Aaron Roberts
  • Officer Andy Pechacek
  • Officer Ian Seaholm
  • Officer Tom Kopczyk
  • Officer Ryan Boerner
  • Officer Brenden Bonnett
  • Officer Scott Sopata
  • Officer Tyler Mentink