By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
Hagerstown City Police will take to the streets on bicycles today for the first time following a week of training with police in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Three Hagerstown police officers graduated Thursday from the 32-hour course, said Martinsburg Police Chief Wayne Cleveland.
The officers learned how to apprehend suspects from the bikes, how to detect sabotage to their bikes and how ride on tricky terrain, such as steps, Cleveland said.
One of the Hagerstown bike officers helped offer a bike safety course at the Children's Village safety workshop in Hagerstown Friday, said Hagerstown Police Sgt. Margaret Kline.