For Officer George Gongora, who was recognized in May as UC Merced's Officer of the Year, getting around campus on two wheels has its distinct advantages.
According to Gongora, the bike lets him move around more easily on campus and access places that are more difficult for a patrol car to reach.
“On the bike, I’m accessible to everybody,” Gongora said. “We don’t have that barrier of the car or the window; people feel free to come up and ask questions. People still do that in the car, but it’s easier while I’m on the bike.”
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