Bike Cops to Patrol South Berkeley

By Rio Bauce
Friday July 20, 2007

Lt. Wes Hester, spokesman for the Berkeley Police Department, announced Thursday that bike cops will be out on an intermittent basis in South Berkeley as part of a plan for increased patrol in that area of the city. 

“Each of the four area coordinators are bicycle trained,” said Hester. “We are putting together a response to the recent shootings and robberies in South Berkeley.” 

On Monday night, Angela Gallegos-Castillo, who works in the office of the City Manager, organized a neighborhood walk around the affected areas of South Berkeley that were sites of recent violence.