Can police officers on bicycles and motorcycles arrest you?
I know they don’t have squad cars but do they have authority to arrest you?
- JLv 51 month ago
Yes, they can arrest you. They will cuff you and call for backup. Any cop can arrest you, they just have to get another cop to transport you to jail.
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
They can arrest and detain you then call for a squad car to come pick you up.
- CeeLv 72 months ago
Of course they can.
- James BlackleyLv 72 months ago
Yes 100% they have the authority to do so!
Regardless of their mode of transportation, they are sworn-in officers, they were given that right to do so when they made their public oath.
So yes, they can make an arrest while on a bike/motorcycle, but they would need to call in back-up (an officer with a squad car), so the suspect can be transported to either the police station or local jail.
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- AnnLv 72 months ago
If they're sworn officers, of course they can. They will call for backup transportation and will hold the arrested person until it arrives to transport the person to a substation.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
Yes, they can, but they can't transport you to jail on the bike or motorcycle; that still gets down in a car or SUV or occasionally a bus.
- ConnorLv 42 months ago
Yes of course, they can. What makes you think that using a different vehicle means that they don’t have the same arrest powers?
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
Their authority derives from BEING an officer, not from their means of transportation.
- BruceLv 72 months ago
Yes, they can. Their mode of transportation has nothing to do with their authority to arrest. They just call a squad to do the transport.
- 2 months ago
Yes, an officer has authority to arrest you. Just because they don't have a vehicle to put you in doesn't mean they can't or wont arrest you. They would simply call for a car to come pick you up and take their handcuffs back off of you for the driver of the car to cuff you up.