Tshwane Metro Police Department Bicycle Unit is fit and ready to fight crime

12 Oct 2022 in Where We Govern

On Wednesday, 12 October, the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) relaunched the TMPD Bicycle Unit in Hatfield. The relaunch follows the renewal of the TMPD’s partnership with the Hatfield City Improvement District (CID) and the University of Pretoria. On Wednesday, 12 October, the TMPD Bicycle Unit received 20 new bicycles worth a collective R300 0000 donated by the University of Pretoria.

The Hatfield TMPD Bicycle Unit was first launched in 2017. Following its success, it
was later expanded into a fully operational satellite station in 2019. Daily, we have ten
officers deployed per shift with one supervisor, which ensures police visibility in the

The partnership between our TMPD Bicycle Unit and the Hatfield CID has proven to
be effective in road policing, by-law enforcement and crime prevention in Hatfield.
The table below shows some of the recent successes:

I would like to thank all our stakeholders who have made the TMPD Bicycle Unit relaunch a success. May we continue to work together to keep our communities safe. TMPD Bicycle Unit officers are qualified and have the same powers as any other TMPD officer.