Bike cops to patrol Cook County Jail

June 4, 2008 2:45:38 PM PDT
Here's another sign of how high gas prices are impacting everyone: sheriff's officers on bikes will now patrol the perimeter of the Cook County Jail. A total of 24 deputies and officers who previously used gas guzzling police cruisers to provide security will now use bicycles. This is not only at the jail but at five suburban courthouses as well.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says this will not only save money but the environment as well, and it promotes physical fitness.