Reno Police Staff Funds Bicycle Project For 30 Children

Monday afternoon Reno Police Chief Michael Poehlman and members
of the Reno Police Department staff will present the first two of
several bicycles that will be given to deserving area children through
December 25.

The two recipients of the bicycles are boys 6 and 10 who are
members of a family of eight that was recently evicted by the owners of a home that Reno Code Enforcement officers identified as having a number of safety related issues. Reno Police officers stepped in to assist the family in finding an new home.

Rather than seek donations from outside resources, the sworn and
civilian staff at the Reno Police Department personally donated more
than $2,300.00 to the project this year.

Those donations have made it possible to purchase the 30 bicycles, helmets and bicycle locks for the children with the assistance of Mother Lode Bicycles on Prater Way in Sparks which has provided the bicycles at cost, and provided staff to professionally assemble the bicycles.

The Reno Police Department's Community Affairs Office is coordinating the bicycle presentation project, with presentations scheduled to take place over the next few weeks through December 25 at the Reno Police Department.

Selection of children receiving the bicycles is based on Reno Police officer and staff contacts throughout the year and individual circumstances.

For More Information: Officer Debbie Kuzanek, (775) 334-2226

What: Youth bicycle presentations
When: 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2007
Where: Briefing Room, Reno Police Department, 455 East Second Street