The Hurricane City Police Department (HCPD) Bike patrol has proven to be a very effective law enforcement tool. There are currently 6 Officers that work as part of the bike patrol unit as part of their patrol duties. Members of the HCPD Bike patrol are utilized during events such as Peach Days and the Washington County Fair, during parades and also for localized patrols when the need arises. They are involved in doing Bike Safety Rodeos for local schools and the community. They are able to respond quickly to calls for service in a crowded environment. The bikes have E- assist motors and are equipped with emergency lights. Bikes for the Bike Patrol were originally purchased with donations from the Lions Club and the Rotary Club.
In April 2014, The Hurricane City Police Department started its K9 Program and in September of 2018, we added one of our current K9 teams, Riko a Belgian Malinois German Shepherd mix, and Officer Eric Demille. They are certified in Patrol and Narcotics work.
The K9 Program has proven to be a great tool in the detection and apprehension of Narcotics helping to keep drugs out of our community.
The K9 Program takes a dedicated officer due to the ongoing training required (eight hours a week) and annual recertification. The K9 Program also requires ongoing funding in order to have the necessary equipment to effectively operate. The Hurricane City Police Department appreciates the many generous donors that have invested or supported the K9 program over the last year. These donors include Bone Appetite, Desert Vet, Because Animals Matter (B.A.M), Schweikert K9 Inc., We Ride to Provide, Tractor Supply, Scholtzen Products, Gem Distributing, Georges Concrete Pumping, and Hurricane City Streets Department. If you are interested in donating to the Hurricane City Police K9 Program please contact our office.
The Hurricane City Police Department has 3 assigned School Resource Officers. These Officers are assigned to Hurricane High School, Hurricane Middle School and Hurricane Intermediate School where they each have an office. Each Officer is also responsible and regularly works with one of the following, Hurricane Elementary, Three Falls Elementary and Valley Academy. These Officers go through Nationally accredited training on their new responsibilities working in the schools. They work with the school administrators in developing/updating safety plans for their specific schools. The DARE program is taught to our 5th grade classes throughout the city and these School Resource Officers are certified to teach this to the students as well.