"I think it's going to give the public a greater sense of safety," Wishart said. "They'll see the bike patrols as more of a security effort."
With over 1,000 miles of shoreline around Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the MSFO's bike patrol officers are not alone in their mission. Roberts said they are coordinating security patrols with Coast Guard Group Woods Hole, the Marine Safety Office in Providence, Rhode Island, and Air Station Cape Cod to get the greatest coverage and avoid duplicating their efforts. "We don't want to be waving at each other as we do our patrols," Roberts said.