Hot weather doesn't slow Independence Bike Patrol

(Cuyahoga County) - Northeast Ohio's heat wave is not stopping Independence police officer Cristopher Collise from his usual bike patrol of the city's main business district. 

Collise often bikes 13 to 14 miles a day, and has learned to cope with hot weather, through hydration, and rest in shady areas when needed.  

This is Officer Collise's 4th year serving on the Bike Patrol, and explains that the keys to dealing with hot and humid conditions are knowing your limits, and recognizing when it's time to take break. 

Collise tells Newsradio WTAM 1100,  folks frequently keep and eye on him, offering a cool drink, or urging him to come inside their air conditioned businesses to cool down. 

The patrolman says citizens appreciate the Bike Patrol because it brings officers closer to the people they serve, and gives patrolmen a better vantage point to observe neighborhood.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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