New set of electric wheels donated to Westfield PD bike unit

Indian Motorcycle of Springfield donated the bike

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Westfield Police Department’s bike unit is now equipped with an electric bicycle.

Indian Motorcycle of Springfield donated a Polaris E-Bike to the police department Friday morning. It is valued at $4,700, and will help officers better access areas that are out of reach of your typical police cruiser.

“It can take us places a little bit quicker. This bike will do up to 20 miles an hour with a lot less effort than it takes to get a regular bike up to 20 miles an hour,” Lt. Eric Ryan said.

“They have a very hard job. They’re not as appreciated as they should be. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about them,” Indian Motorcycle of Springfield owner Dennis Bolduc said.

The Westfield police department bicycle unit was established some 20 years ago. It has grown from one officer to the current contingent of six.