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Avon Police Department adds new electric bike to patrol fleet

The electric bike was received as first prize in a contest with Police Magazine.
Credit: Avon Police Department

AVON, Ohio — The Avon Police Department has received a fancy new bike to their fleet. 

After Patrol Officer/SRO David Layne, a 17-year veteran of the department, approached Police Captain Larry Fischbach about entering a contest with Police Magazine in May.

Officer Layne was notified in early August that he had won first prize, a Recon Police Power Bike.

"The Recon Police Power Bike is fitted with an Electric Motor, lithium ion battery and LCD control to harness the power, it has a heavy duty frame and is equipped with 4" Kendra Puncture resistant tires," according to a press release from the Avon Police Department. "The Recon Police Bike is capable of speeds up to 30 MPH and has a range capable of 50 miles depending on use."

Officer Layne is a certified bike patrol officer. He and four other Avon officers received training in 2018 at Notre Dame College in South Euclid and all officers are members of the International Police Mountain Bike Association. 

Officer Layne's current bike permitted residential and commercial patrolling. The new bike will allow for faster response to calls and additional mobility off road through the many trails in and around Avon with its heavy duty design. 

Pending Officer Layne's evaluation of the new bike, additional powered bikes may be added to the department's program. 


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