We are exploring the possibility of starting a bike patrol unit. We are a 4 man department with a very small budget. What costs are involved, what considerations exist, what basic gear do you recommend to get started, what training is required or recommended? We only plan targeted use during our youth baseball season as we have two parks in our town with two ball diamonds each. Its a big thing here and we just want the visibility and personal contact. We are located in north west Indiana so useage is limited to about 5 months a year. Appreciate any assistance you can offer.