The Spokane Police Department has dedicated two patrol officers to work bike patrols for the next few months. Officers Marie Rosenthal and Deanna Schmidt will be riding their police bicycles throughout downtown, Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm. Their primary goal is to provide a visible police presence within the retail zone of the downtown area.
The officers will enforce both criminal and non-criminal violations. During the summer months police see an increased population downtown and would like to ensure that every visitor has a safe and enjoyable experience.