By: Diane Turner-Hurns
Journal & Topics Reporter
Rosemont Public Safety officers ready for bike patrol last Thursday, March 31st in the empty Rosemont Theater parking lot off River Road.
The officers were going through drills as they prepare to roll out, for the first time, in Village neighborhoods this week or next, depending on the weather.
At the Feb. 25th community public safety meeting held at the Rosemont Recreation Center, Public Safety Chief Donald Stephens III said the department has equipped all squad cars with bike racks and purchased additional bikes and special T-3 mopeds for beat patrols.
Beat cops on bike patrol will begin in the neighborhoods around the recreation center and Allstate Arena this week, Chief Stephens told residents during the March 31st community meeting.