HÀ NỘI (VNS) – Hà Nội Police are investigating local media reports that most police patrol bicycles are in mothballs in police stations in the Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Đông and Long Biên districts.
The inspections are scheduled to be finished this weekend, Colonel Nguyễn Xuân Đình, head of the Police Department for Criminal Investigation of Social Order, told online newspaper Zing.
Đình said the local media would soon be informed of the results of the inspection.
The campaign to have police riding bicycles while on patrol kicked off last August in Hà Nội. More than 1,000 bikes, designed by the State-owned Thống Nhất Company, were given to police in 12 districts across the city. The campaign aimed to build a friendly image of the local police among the public. -- VNS