Kalamazoo Public Safety Community Policing Unit hosted it's annual bike safety and registration event with Safe Kids Coalition, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department and Portage Police Department Kids age 6-12 years old are encouraged to respond to the event to get their bikes registered with the police department and to learn basic safety rules. Local businesses also assisted in providing free bike inspection and repair, safety equipment, and rules of the road classes.
Kalamazoo Public Safety continues to register bikes through out the year. Residents can bring their personal pedal bikes to any of the seven Public Safety substations to be registered. The bike information is placed into a law enforcement data base, for referral if at any given time your bike is stolen. Bike owners are encouraged to record the serial numbers of their own bikes, and to retain them for any future theft. Kalamazoo Public Safety also recommends retaining any receipts to prove ownership, taking pictures of your bike, and any personal markings or inscriptions on the bike.
More information at www.safekidskalamazoo.org