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Want to be a Salt Lake City bike cop? Practice makes perfect

Published June 6, 2013 11:26 am

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Bicycle Operations School is now in session.

On Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Police Department hosted a training exercise for officers interested in patrolling the city on bicycles. The session was designed to prepare police not only for the "rigor" of urban patrol but for riding mountainous terrain in the city's foothills.

Officers rode their bicycles through an obstacle course, practiced chasing a running suspect and maneuvering with a fellow officer to trap a fleeing suspect. Ten candidates from Salt Lake City Police Department and four officers from other agencies participated in the bike officer training at Sugar House Park Wednesday