Department of Public Safety Receives Grant


Sgt. Chad Whittom and Doug Nichting, Kirksville Wal-Mart store manager, stand by the new police mountain bike Truman purchased with Wal-Mart grant funds.

he Truman State University Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently received a grant from Wal-Mart to purchase a Cannondale Manitou police mountain bike and equipment from Big Shark Bicycle Company in St. Louis.
    DPS operates a Bike Patrol Unit as part of the department’s commitment to the concept of community policing. This unit consists of police officers who have been trained to utilize a police mountain bike as their patrol vehicle. This allows the officers to access portions of the University that have limited motor vehicle access.
    DPS currently has three officers assigned to the Bike Patrol Unit, but they only had two police mountain bikes prior to receiving the grant.
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