The bicycle patrol program was established in 1993 and was the first program of its kind in the Tri-State area. The Newport Police Department is very proud of the bicycle patrol team as it has served as a model for other departments' bicycle patrol teams throughout the years. The bicycle team has been an integral part of the department's 'Community Policing', crime prevention, and crime interdiction strategy.
The bicycle team participates in many community events such as:
- National Night Out
- Newport Annual Bike Rodeo
- Newport Citizen’s Police Academy
- Various Parades
Newport bicycle officers enjoy community outreach as they provide instruction demonstrations to schools and social/civic groups.