Let me begin by stating that we at Recon Power Bikes back Law Enforcement 100%. Our law enforcement officials are a critical part of ensuring a civil society and risk their lives every day in service of others. Law enforcement officials are laying it all on the line, day after day, to ensure the public is protected from threats both abroad, as well as within.
Bicycle patrol officers are an important component of an agency’s strategy for accomplishing its enforcement objectives due to their mobility and stealth as well as their ability to facilitate a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention operations. They are also advantageous in community policing efforts.
Recon regards the recent pandering statements from major bicycle manufacturers to be counter productive.
Statement from FUJI, June 5, 2020: “In the last week, we have seen our bicycles used in violent tactics… (Fuji) Bike Co. the North American distributor of Fuji Bikes is suspending the sale of police bikes.”
Statement from TREK, June 10, 2020:
“Recently we have seen photos and video of Trek bikes that have been used by police in ways that are abhorrent….”
“The past two weeks have turned the view of police on bikes from a community asset to a liability.”
RECON BACKS THE BLUE!
“The police are the public and public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to the duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of the community welfare and existence.” Sir Robert Peel