Bike history

Bike History

History of the Bike Patrol

The Lincoln Police Bike Patrol began in 1988 when Officer Mark Domangue looked for a more efficient way for foot patrol officers to answer calls in the downtown area. A year later, the inclusion of bikes in regular patrol during second shift made way for the conversion from a foot patrol squad to a formalized bike patrol in 1990. Bikes were donated by area businesses and the first police bike patrol in the State of Nebraska was formed. In 2004, a year by year history of the bike patrol was created to commemorate fifteen years. Click on the image to view the document, which includes photos and clippings of highlights through the years.