The Wheeling Police Department is reintegrating bicycle patrols into many of their activities.
Tuesday, Lieutenant Phil Redford was training a group of officers on their bikes.
"It's a week-long course where officers are taught slow speed balance techniques, they are taught how to get over obstacles, such as curbs and stairs," Redford said. "They are also taught tactics, such as apprehending a suspect from a bicycle, and using a firearm."
Thursday, the officers will spend a day at the range, learning how to use their firearms while on bike patrols.
Last week, Redford said seven officers completed the course and were certified. Six officers are in the course this week.
In addition to high crime areas, Redford said it's the chief's intent to utilize these officers during special events like the Christmas parade and the Fourth of July.