The Colerain Township Police Department implemented its Bicycle Patrol program in 1996. The first Bike Patrol Unit was established with two officers with the unit operating when sufficient staffing levels permitted. Today there are several uniformed officers certified through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA), which is the nationally recognized organization in place to assist and train police officers in the proper skills and tactics for bike patrol. The course is a 40-hours in length.
The bike team saw success in its inaugural year by becoming involved in areas such as community policing, drug interdiction, and street crime activity. The second year the team worked approximately 190 days between April and Christmas, leading the department in arrests and goodwill events. The bike officers also taught approximately 2,500 kindergarten through 8th Grade school children in Colerain Township schools about bicycle safety. After the 1997 season, the program was a proven success and has remained a permanent fixture in the department, but still operates on a part-time basis.
The Unit has historically received grant money from both the local and federal level for team equipment which is purchased and serviced at TEAM Cycling and Fitness on Colerain Ave. The team also receives donations from local businesses and organizations such as the Kiwanis group.