Patrol Division

Often referred to as the backbone of the police department, the patrol division is the uniformed men and women of the Owatonna Police Department that are responsible for patrolling the streets in marked police vehicles and responding to calls for service.  

Officers assigned to bike patrol are trained in:

  • proper tactics 
  • bike handling limits 
  • techniques related to patrol response on a bike.

The primary focus of the bike patrol is to emphasize patrol efforts in our downtown area, parks, trails, and targeted crime areas. Although it is an E-bike, officers will still pedal without any assist or use the full assist if they need to respond to an incident that requires physical exertion by the officer upon arrival. The bikes have a 50 mile range on a full charge and can travel up to 30 mph.