Sunday 15 December 2019

Officer patrols beat on skateboard

A US police officer patrols local parks and skate parks on his skateboard
A US police officer patrols local parks and skate parks on his skateboard

Think of police officers getting around town and you might envisage marked cars, or even officers on horseback.

You probably will not think of skateboards.

But one officer from Green Bay, Wisconsin, had the unique idea of combining his hobby with his working life.

Between other calls, police officer Joel Zwicky patrols local parks and skate parks on his skateboard - and he has proved a popular sight.

And he is hoping his example might provide an inspiration to others.

Officer Zwicky has already convinced the city to allow skateboarders on bike trails - his next mission is to change Wisconsin law to allow skateboarding on the streets.

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