Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course

Program Announcement

The Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF), under the auspices of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), will be holding an MPTC approved Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course at 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, New York. Law enforcement bicycle patrol requires a higher level of physical exertion than regular patrol duties. It is recommended that agencies review the physical condition of officers selected to attend, and consider medical conditions which may preclude them from safely engaging in this activity. The employing law enforcement agency is responsible for assuring that officers attending this course are physically fit for the training regimen. Attendance will be capped at 12 students.

Successful completion of this course will result in two (2) college credits from Monroe Community College.

Session Dates

  • July 8 thru 12, 2024, 8:30am to 4:30pm*

    *Hours adjusted for night riding on July 10.


  • NYS police or peace officer;
  • If not a NYS police of peace officer, be sponsored by an employing police or peace officer agency (documentation is required).

Required Attire and/or Equipment


  • Bicycle patrol uniform including soft body armor;
  • Padded riding shorts;
  • Rain gear;
  • Athletic type riding clothing;
  • Athletic or riding shoes;
  • ANSI/SNELL approved bicycle helmet;


  • Mountain Bike – mid to high range quality (no department store or property room bicycles are permitted). Must conform with NYS VTL §1236;
  • Toe clips and straps;
  • Functioning head lamp and tail lamp system and reflectors;
  • Tire patch kit; two (2) replacement tire tubes, and two (2) tire levers;
  • Mini pump or CO2 inflators;
  • Rear mount kickstand;
  • Water bottle and cage mount;
  • Chain breaker tool;
  • Multi-type bike tool;
  • Handlebar ends;
  • Rear mount rack and bag;
  • Duty weapon with full duty gun belt;
  • One hundred (100) rounds duty ammunition;
  • Riding gloves;
  • Shatter resistant eye protection for day and night riding;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Flash drive for course materials.

Note: Participants will not be permitted to ride without a safe bicycle and all required equipment.

Instructional Areas

  • History of bicycle patrol
  • Bicycle nomenclature and basics of cycling
  • Bicycle fit, gearing and cadence
  • Maintenance
  • Hazard recognition and crash analysis
  • Learning to fall
  • Advanced police cycling skills
  • Health and fitness
  • Bicycle injuries and first aid
  • Legal issues and traffic laws
  • Group riding, tactics – Suspect contacts
  • Night riding techniques
  • Firearms (practical exercise)
  • Mock Scenarios

Graduation Requirements

  • 90% attendance (policy set by Monroe Community College)
  • 70% passing grade written examination
  • Successful completion of skills (proficiency) test

Course Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $408.00 (per person)
  • Estimated Student Fees: $111.75 (Student fees may vary each semester)
  • Agencies will be billed directly
  • Note: Monroe Community College reserves the right to revise tuition and fees as necessary


Please complete the online Law Enforcement Program Course Reservation Form no later than June 17, 2024. Submitting a reservation form does not guarantee admittance to a course. Confirmation notices will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the class. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

To avoid double tuition billing, a Certificate of Residence is required from students who reside outside of Monroe County.