The Avon Police Department has a Bicycle Patrol Unit, which supplements the Patrol Division. An Officer on a bike is more easily approachable, promoting community relations. Bike Patrol Officers also promote crime prevention by being visible and available. The bicycle is an excellent tool for Officers because it can go places that the Police cruiser cannot, and has the speed and mobility that makes it more effective than an Officer on foot. The Bicycle Officer is able to observe more than an Officer in a marked patrol car, and is able to make a quiet approach to a potential crime in progress. In certain situations, the Bike Patrol Officers work undercover as a technique to prevent crimes in certain areas. The Avon Police Department currently has 7 Police Officers assigned to the Bicycle Patrol Unit. All Bike Patrol Officers have been certified through IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Association). In Avon, these Officers can be seen patrolling Rails-to-Trails, the town parks, and business districts. They also participate in special events.