Every year the DeKalb Police Department recovers numerous bicycles. Unfortunately, only a few of these bicycles are returned back to their owner. The Police Department donates all unclaimed bicycles to the Youth Service Bureau to auction every six months.
Along with keeping your bike locked up, it is important that you register your bike with the Police Department. Registering your bicycle is a written record of the bike's pertinent information, including serial number. A registration sticker will be issued to you that should be placed on the frame of your bicycle. Having this information enables the police to enter the bike in our computer system should it ever be stolen, or return it to you if it is recovered. And, it's free!
Register your bicycle in person at the Police Department Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.