Decatur Police holding bicycle registration events

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2016
Bike Registration photo provided by Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross.

Bike Registration photo provided by Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross.

The Decatur Police Department is holding more bicycle registration events and residents are encouraged to register their bikes.

“Bicycles are a commonly stolen item and are not registered like vehicles,” Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross said in a press release. “Bicycle registration includes bringing your bicycle, providing owner contact information, having the manufacturer and serial number documented and having a numbered decal applied to and a photo taken of your bicycle. The process takes just a few minutes. Registering your bicycle allows officers to look up recovered bicycles and contact the owner and allows for us to quickly look up the needed information about your bicycle if it were to be stolen. The information is kept in a secured database only accessible by police department staff. We will also register scooters that do not meet the size requirements for state tag registration. There is NO CHARGE to register your bicycle or scooter.”

There will be three registration opportunities in the coming weeks.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. at the Decatur EARTH DAY Festival, Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Road

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Decatur Farmer’s Market, First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue

Friday, May 20, 2016 from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Bike to Work Commuter Breakfast, Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street

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