The Pulaski Police Department formed the Bike Patrol in 1995, in an effort to enhance community oriented policing. This operation has been effective in familiarizing patrol officers with the citizens and businesses of the Town. The Bike Patrol Unit currently consists of one sergeant and five officers. Weather permitting and staffing, Officers ride year round. As departments have learned throughout the country, bike patrols are very effective in dealing with crimes that take place where police cars cannot go, or where they cannot go without being noticed.
Pulaski Police Bike Patrol Officers ride Smith & Wesson and Fuji Mountain bikes. These specialty bikes are equipped with headlights, taillights, strobe lights, and a siren.
Pulaski Police Bike Patrol Officers have completed their certification as Police Cyclists through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA). Each officer must attend the IPMBA Police Cyclist training which covers panic braking, obstacle avoidance, ascending and descending stairs as well as riding down steep grades, dismounts, vehicle stops with a bike, and pedestrian pursuits. This training consists of both classroom education and hands-on bike training. To become certified, officers must pass a written examination as well as a bike test.
HOW TO CONTACT THE BICYCLE PATROL
You may contact Cpl. Quesinberry at (540) 994-8680 or
Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T)
The Pulaski Police Department once participated in a regional S.W.A.T Team with Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Dublin Police Department. In 1995, the Pulaski Police Department formed a S.W.A.T. team of their own. This team deactivated in 1999 due to personnel shortages but was re-instated in 2005 under the direction of Capt. A.C. Meredith.
The primary responsibility of the S.W.A.T Team consists of handling situations that call for special equipment and tactics; and/or high-risk situations that exceed above the normal response of a Patrol Officer. This type of situation includes, but is not limited to; barricaded situations, hostage situations, and high risk warrant service.
OFFICER TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT
The S.W.A.T. Team is comprised of officer volunteers who have passed rigorous physical and firearms examinations. Since re-activation in 2005, members of this team have trained through Lead Consultants; completing the Basic and Advanced Tactical Operations Training. The S.W.A.T. Team has recently upgraded the department tactical equipment through grant funds provided by Homeland Defense.
For further questions or to contact a member of the S.W.A.T. Team you may contact Captain Anthony C. Meredith at