In December of 2003 the Town of Murphy Police Department launched its Bike Patrol Program to strengthen its Community Policing Program as well as provide additional officer presence in specific locations and establish a unique way to interact with the community. The launching of the Bike Patrol Program was made possible after receiving 4 Trek Mountain Bikes from the Virginia Beach, VA Police Department.
Murphy Police Officers can be seen utilizing the Bike Patrol during special events such as:
- Spring Fling/Downtown Festivals
- 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas Celebrations and Festivals
- Park and Residential Patrols
The Town of Murphy Police Departments Bike Patrol Units have been equipped with the most up to date equipment and warning lights/siren, while the units patrol officers are qualified to safely operate and patrol on these bikes.