The Groton Police Department owns a fleet of mountain bikes. We use the bike patrol unit as part of our ongoing community policing program. Bicycles allow us to be more visible and more accessible to members of our community. Patrolling on bicycles also allow us to prevent crime by giving us access to certain areas we would not have access to with regular cruiser patrol. We use our bike patrol unit as part of our regular patrol and during special events hosted by the town.

Each member of the unit has attended a 3-day 24-hour mountain bike training program called COBWEB (Cops on Bikes With Education for Bicyclists.) This program is specially designed to train police officers to safely and effectively patrol. The program trains officers in bicycle safety, bicycle maintenance and injury prevention, along with tactical patrol procedures and crime prevention. Upon completion of the course each officer must pass a written examination and a practical obstacle course.

The Groton Police Department COBWEB Unit currently consists of: 

  •  Sgt. Derrick Gemos 
  •  Sgt. Ed Sheridan 
  •  Ofc. Gordon Candow
  •  Ofc. Gregory Steward
  •  Ofc. Patrick Timmins

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