More police officers will be on bikes soon in Johns Creek.
The city’s public safety foundation received a $7,800 grant this week from the Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation, which will go towards buying three new bicycles for Johns Creek police officers.
The money will also be used to purchase car racks for the bikes.
The Johns Creek Police Department identified bikes as a need for its officers after the construction of the Cauley Creek and Quail Hollow Park was proposed. The park will cover 190 acres and will be one of the five largest parks in metro Atlanta, the city said. The police department said that bikes will help police patrol the park more efficiently.
In a statement, Johns Creek councilman and chairman of the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation Steve Broadbent said the donation was appreciated and “much needed.”
“Community donations, such as this, are made possible by the generous Sawnee EMC members who voluntarily make the decision to round their electric bill up to the next highest dollar. This ‘extra change’ goes directly into the foundation, and is then gifted back into the communities we serve,” Blake House, Vice President of Member Services at Sawnee EMC, said in a statement.
The Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation was established in 2008 to assist public safety personnel, such as police officers and firefighters, across Johns Creek and Georgia. The foundation works with neighborhood residents, businesses and corporate partners to provide funding and resources for programs and services that benefit the public safety department.