Yakima Police bicycle patrols in the downtown area have started for the year, but they're not yet full time. Police say during this time of year officers on bikes patrol downtown during the farmers market and other special events. But not a lot of special events are happening because of the pandemic. The officers have been keeping a good watch over businesses that are closed. Officers in vehicles have also been giving extra emphasis to closed businesses as well. The bike patrols have been cruising in the downtown area for the last 8 years.
The patrols will go full time in the downtown area beginning in June.
The patrols continue through the summer months.