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Ogden police receive new bikes

Submitted by Visit Ogden

Ogden police officers pose for a picture with their new Cannondale Enforcement 29 1 bikes that were donated to the department by Cycling Sports Group.

The Ogden City Police Department will have new bikes for their Community Policing Unit, thanks to Cycling Sports Group (CSG). CSG donated 10 Cannondale Enforcement 29 1 bikes to the Ogden City Police Officers as a thank you to the city for the partnership and support they have received during their annual sales convention that has been held in Ogden since 2014.

The new bicycles are each worth around $1,400 and were given to the department last week.

"We are thrilled to have received such a generous donation from CSG," said Lt. Chad Ledford. "This year we were planning to request funding for new bikes. This gift helps us save those funds for other needs and ultimately helps us grow as a department."

The Cannondale Enforcement 29 1 are specially designed for police officers and are top of the line when it comes to patrol mountain bikes. These bikes are designed to be tough and nimble and feature a durable alloy frame and a headshock fork to soak up rough roads and changing landscapes. This rugged machine also features Shimano Deore and SLX components that make up the drivetrain and braking system. Parts from KMC, Kenda and Jalco finish the bike off. A rear rack completes the package, giving officers storage space.

"We sincerely appreciate this gracious donation," said Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. "It was an unexpected, but much needed and welcomed addition to our community policing."

Ogden's Community Policing Program is composed of Law Enforcement Officers working one-on-one with citizens in the community, with a focus on visibility, problem-solving, and developing an informational working relationship between the police and the citizens they serve. Ogden City Police Officers build this relationship with citizens by having a presence at neighborhood watch meetings, supporting community events, and presenting crime prevention information to civic, school and community groups.

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To learn more about the Community Policing Program in Ogden visit http://www.ogdencity.com.