Saanich police bike squad back on the road

Four-member team on mountain bikes returns to patrolling Saanich on- and off-road

Four members of the Saanich Police Department are back on their two-wheelers after the department pulled them from the road last fall.

The long-running Saanich police bike section was temporarily disbanded in September 2013 due to a staffing shortage.

Sgt. Steve Eassie said the biggest asset of the bike squad is these officers are more approachable than those in a police car.

“They are involved in many aspects of policing where a traditional vehicle cannot respond. They don’t have a 2,000-pound barrier around them,” Eassie said.

The team is made up of Sgt. Alan Gurzinski and constables Rob McDonald, Stephanie McFarlane and Mark Pamminger.

Follow the team on Twitter at @SaanichPDbikes.

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