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New Albany fields new bicycle cops at Levitt AMP concert

New Albany Police Officer Brent Baker, Police Chief Chris Robertson and Officer Stuart Dodds are shown Saturday night, June 4th, as the department's new patrol bicycles were in use at the Levitt AMP free concert at the Park-Along-The-River.

New Albany, Mississippi- A month ago the New Albany aldermen approved the purchase of four special bicycles for the police department, which have arrived and gone into service.

The purchase was recommended by Police Chief Chris Robertson.

NAPD Officer Stuart Dodds is shown riding one of the new police bicycles on New Albany's Main Street

NAPD Officer Stuart Dodds is shown riding one of the new police bicycles on New Albany’s Main Street

The heavy duty bikes, complete with flashing blue lights, will be used for patrolling the Tanglefoot Trail and the walking trails in the parks. Making police officers more accessible to people, the bicycles will serve both law enforcement and public relations purposes. Children are expected to find them fascinating, creating opportunities for a friendly first time contact with police officers.

The bikes will be in evidence at public events such as Tallahatchie Riverfest and Freedom Fest. They were in use Saturday night at the first Levitt AMP concert at the Park-Along-The-River. New Albany police officers Brent Baker and Stuart Dodds visited with concert goers and showed off their new rides.

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