ELECTRIC bikes will soon be whizzing their way across the region following investment from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Mercia, John Campion.

In a bid to make police more visible and accessible to communities and reduce the impact of policing on our environment, the PCC allocated £25,000 to fund electric bikes for policing teams across West Mercia.

The bikes will enable officers to police harder to reach areas, such as town centres, alleyways and river and canal paths.

Improving police visibility will also be boosted by the presence of officers on bikes, as they tackle community concerns like anti-social behaviour and drug use.


Mr Campion said introducing the bikes would help boost West Mercia Police's efficiency and effectiveness.

“As Commissioner, I have always promised to ensure that West Mercia Police is as efficient and effective as it can be in tackling the issues that matter most to our communities," said the PCC.

“I have listened when communities have said that they want to see an increase in officer visibility as well as a reduction of the impact of policing on the environment and these additional electric bikes are a great example of this commitment in action.”