From The Blog
Bike Patrol Officer Works to Educate Leisure Trail Users
In May, COO Shannon White reported to the board and the community that KICA’s Director of Security Mark Ruppel was putting a bike patrol officer in place soon. Mark reported at the July board meeting (see Mark’s Q2 Security Report here) that the officer is now in place and will split his time between island patrols in a KICA vehicle and on the new security bike.
Mark explained the thinking behind this proactive change, saying “We were seeing issues on the leisure trails, like speeding and not sharing the paths, that stem from a lack of knowledge of the island’s rules. We’re excited to get a bicycle patrol officer out to help with that essential education.” While the officer can hand out covenant violations, the primary objective is to educate leisure trail users about the island’s requirements. While the patrol has only been underway since the beginning of July, he’s out on the trails, “meeting with people and reminding them of the rules.”
On the trails, the patrol bicycle is clearly marked SECURITY and has lights. Stop and say hi if you see a patrol officer on the leisure trails.