In order for the new unit to be successful we felt it was important to collaborate with those who are experts in the field on a daily basis. In doing so, we met with Carine Joannou, President of Jamis Bicycles in Northvale New Jersey (www.JamisBikes.com). Much of our success in the unit is attributed to the support and assistance of Jamis Bicycles. During the research phase of the unit’s creation, we discussed with Mrs. Joannou what the needs of the bicycle community were, how we could meet them, and what the bicycle community would benefit most from a unit such as ours.
After designing our plans to meet those objectives, Mrs. Joannou advised us that they would be donating six new model Trail X3 bicycles as well as assisting us in procuring the equipment needed by each rider.
On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 representation from Jamis Bicycles presented members of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department’s command staff and Bicycle Unit with the six new bicycles and equipment. Production crews also began filming footage documenting the creation of the new bicycle unit, the training of the officers, and their time on the road.
Mrs. Joannou lauded the program stating: “We are excited to work with the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department on this initiative. It is a perfect alignment for our company to work with the law enforcement community on a project that is designed to enhance bicycle safety in the community. We feel the Trail X3 bicycles were perfect for their patrols on the roadway as well as the rugged off road terrain they have in the area. ”