IPMBAInternational Police Mountain Bike Association
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An industry newspaper reports that three dozen bicycle and accessory companies paid for booth space at the 1998 IPMBA conference to peddle their wares to police departments, in part because, as one sales rep explained, a cycling officer is "advertising you can't pay for.
More than half of police departments surveyed by IPMBA, for example, saw a jump in arrest rates - by an average of 24 percent - when bicycles were introduced into patrol areas.
Nevertheless, IPMBA estimates that 10 to 15 bike officers can be fully outfitted for the cost of one patrol car.