Public Safety has a bike patrol unit that operates during the warmer weather months. This type of patrol allows for Public Safety Officers to be more visible. With this visibility also comes an increase in human contact with the College community. An officer can move quickly through a crowd while on a bike, and can find short cuts, this mobility also adds a "stealth" advantage to bike patrols versus patrol vehicles. An officer on a bike is much smaller, quieter, and can go places that are not easily accessible to patrol vehicles. Also, a person fleeing from an officer generally can't out run an officer on a bike.