On May 4th, 2016, City of Sheboygan residents may observe a “Bicycle Courtesy Check” tag hanging on their bicycles or the door of their residence if police find an unattended bicycle in plain view and unlocked on their property.
Police recognize that bicycles left unattended can easily be stolen without the owner’s permission or knowledge. In an effort to prevent this from happening, police are providing a quick reminder to the owner to keep bicycles in a secure area when not utilizing, securing bicycles outside using a bicycle lock, and licensing the bicycle in order to return to the rightful owner.
“The program was initiated due to an officer on night shift frequently viewing bicycles left unattended in yards and wishing to prevent people from being a victim of bicycle theft, “Capt. Veeser”, a quick reminder in the form of a Bicycle Courtesy Check tag to the owner or a parent may result in measures to prevent a theft from happening”.
The Sheboygan Police Department asks that residents license their bicycles and report thefts. Bicycle licenses are available at local bike shops and the police department.