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Bicycle Patrols Return to Coeur d'Alene

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Wheels are turning again for the Coeur d'Alene Police Department's bicycle patrol. Bicycle officers began cruising the downtown area at the end of May and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. Officials say the 5-year-old program is intended to shorten response times in the downtown area and keep it safer.

Police say having police in the high-activity area also acts as a proactive preventive measure. The bike patrol teams ride in tandem.

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