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Police Department - Special Services:

Our Police Department is proud to provide three services to the DeWitt community: Bike Patrol, Project Alert and the T.E.A.M. Program.

Police Bike Patrol

Bike patrol is ideally suited for special events such as the ox roast and patrolling commercial areas. The bicycle patrol lets officers go anywhere a person on foot can, and often where cars can't. We can get through crowds, go up and down staircases, all faster than a person on foot can.

Bike patrol members go through specialized training, learning how to maneuver at slow speeds, go over obstacles such as curbs, stairs, and balance beams. We learn how to ride fast and safely, and even learn how to crash without doing too much damage to ourselves!

Bicycle patrol officers are more accessible to the public than those patrolling in cars. It is much easier to stop and talk to one of us than to hail a passing patrol car. The police officers that are riding the bicycles wear a special uniform adapted for bike riding.

You will notice that Bike Patrol Officers wear black cycling shorts, and a white polo-style shirt. They are all labeled with the appropriate Police insignia and they are "real" Police Officers. You will notice that they all wear helmets with POLICE labels on them. The helmet is for identifying the officers, as well as for safety.

Project Alert

DeWitt Officers are working with the students of DeWitt Junior High, implementing a program called “Project Alert”. Project Alert is a scientifically-based substance abuse prevention program aimed at students in 7th and 8th grade. In this program, students are taught a series of lessons that try to steer them away from drug use while equipping them with strategies to say no when pressured by peers. Students learn about alcohol,tobacco, marijuana, prescription medications, and other drugs as well as the health consequences that come with using these drugs. Having both this program and good influences in everyday life, we hope that all students will stay away from drugs and lead clean, drug-free lives.

T.E.A.M. Program ( Teaching, Educating and Mentoring)

An assigned officer works as the School Liaison for DeWitt Public Schools T.E.A.M. Program

T.E.A.M. is a school-based "law related" education program taught by specially trained law enforcement officers.  T.E.A.M. is a proactive effort to make schools and communities safer, promote responsible citizenship, and encourage positive character traits.

The curriculum at elementary, middle school and high school provide students with a thorough understanding of laws and their responsibility as a citizen to obey laws.  The T.E.A.M. School Liaison Program's goal is to unite educators, students, and law enforcement to play an integral part in preventing crime.