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HPD Bike Unit
HPD’s Bike Unit continues to support the Department’s Community Relations and Enforcement efforts by patrolling areas within the City where Patrol Officers have difficulty reaching, such as City Bike Trails. Bike Unit personnel are assigned to the Unit on a part-time basis.
New members to the Unit include: Officers Louie Giordano, P#2493, Nicklaus Hamby, P#2329, Joschua Loftis, P#2199, and Joseph Harakidas, P#2453. These Officers recently completed Bike School to become certified Bike Officers. Officers recently achieving Certified Bike Instructor status include: Bike Officers Brian Shaffer, P#2237, Brandon Bass, P#2401, and Donald Teti, Jr., P#1363.
HPD continues to be proud to be partnered with 7-Eleven and the anniversary of their 25th Operation Chill campaign. This community outreach program is designed to reduce crime while also enhancing positive relations between the Police and youth of the community.
In addition to encouraging positive behavior, Operation Chill provides opportunities for Officers to establish a rapport with youngsters in the City of Henderson. Reasons for being ‘ticketed’ vary but result in the same for every ‘ticketed’ youngster: A free Slurpee drink and a smile for a good deed.