Volunteer registration is closed until we have completed piloting our Safety & Awareness Bicycle Patrol and Trails & Parks Ambassador programs.
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theft and poor riding etiquette are serious problems that
we, as citizens, have the power to overcome when we work
together. The same applies to everything we do in our
interactions with others. Creating safer trails and
parks is everyone's responsibility, and there is a lot we
can do as individuals. Spending time in community service is only a start.
I created the National Bicycle Theft Registry to serve my
country, to give others the opportunity to serve, to
compliment our local law enforcement agencies (so that they
may focus on their primary mission), and to create a safer
environment for bicyclists and recreationalists when using our
public trails and parks. - Stacy Hall, CEO/CEE NextGen CGI, LLC
This page introduces the various volunteer opportunities the National Bicycle Theft Registry has to offer. Please join me by volunteering today.
The National Bicycle Theft Registry offers a nationalized Trails & Parks Ambassador and a Safety & Awareness Citizen Patrol program, for citizens to volunteer.
The minimum requirements to become a volunteer are as follows:
We also offer Moderators, Merchants' Aware, and Law Enforcement membership portals for registered members, business owners, and active duty or retired law enforcement officers.
Moderators have elevated access to the registry database, with the ability to modify posts. To volunteer as a Moderator, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Trails & Parks Ambassadors take a friendly approach at educating the public into trails & parks safety and awareness. They also serve as the eyes and ears for law enforcement, helping to free their time so they can focus more on their primary purpose. To become a Trails & Parks Ambassador, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Our Safety & Awareness Bicycle Patrol program uses a high-visibility approach to deter crime and dangerous activity, by plainly making themselves known as the eyes and ears for law enforcement. Equipped with high-tech tools such as a 720-degree HD digital Wi-Fi camera, high luminosity safety lights (three on front and two on back), bicycle alarm and horn, a tail light with directional signaling, rearview mirror and cellular uplink, together with a specially designed uniform, the mere presence of these patrol volunteers strike fear in would-be offenders while leaving law abiding recreationalists to feel safe. When patrol volunteers spot criminal or dangerous activity they assist law enforcement by taking on the role of their eyes and ears.
Because of the nature of this program and high level of personal responsibility that it requires, you must meet the following minimum requirements before your application can be accepted.
The Safety & Awareness Bicycle Patrol program is currently being piloted in Boulder, Castle Rock, and Denver, Colorado. Once we have a good sense of the safety and security issues involved, we will open the program for volunteer registration.
Our Merchants' Aware portal is designed for business owners who buy and sell used bicycles and bicycle parts. The program provides merchants with additional tools to track and monitor stolen and abandoned bikes, as well as access to our convicted bicycle thieves registry. Using our Merchants' Aware program, businesses are able to quickly verify whether or not a bicycle is listed in the registry, add bicycles to the registry, and/or manage abandoned bicycles that are sold after being found. Many other tools make our Merchants' Aware program worth the business owner's time.
Active-duty law enforcement officials are provided with elevated access to the registry, along with statistically data analysis designed to aid and assist in investigations and the effort to reduce crime. Participating law enforcement officials are also given access to publish profiles of convicted bicycle thieves (for participating merchants only) and send SMS/Email public announcements to merchants and/or subscribers within their jurisdiction.
Members of the law enforcement community wishing to join must meet the following minimum requirements.
Participating members of law enforcement are granted administrative access to the registry database. This includes the abandoned bicycle registry that is restricted to authorized users only. Administrative access also allows law enforcement to add, modify, suspend, or delete records generated by citizens within their jurisdiction; and provides access to communication tools connecting them directly with the bicycle community within their jurisdiction. Some minimum restrictions apply.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.