Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020
PRESS PHOTO BY ERIN THOMASMatthew Christman, left, is one of five Whitehall Township police officers out and about in the community on a bike. Chief Michael Marks, also pictured, says additional funding by local businesses helped to bring the bike patrol unit back to the township.

Bringing back the bike patrol

By ERIN THOMAS in Local News

The last time Whitehall Township Police Department’s bicycle unit patrolled the streets was 2004 — but thanks to a proactive staff and the local business community, officers are once again hitting the pavement.

Chief Michael Marks, a 20-...