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Totally Rad Green Bay Cop Patrols on Skateboard

He hopes to promote healthy living and show that not all skateboarders are troublemakers.

There is a new Sk8erboi turning heads in Green Bay, Wisconsin: a police officer on a skateboard.

The self-proclaimed “Skateboard Cop” Joel Zwicky boasts a longboard with red and blue LED lights, an attempt to make patrol officers — and skateboarders in general — seem more approachable. “It gets us more exercise, and it also helps us talk to people because the squad is kind of a barrier for us,” he told WFRV.

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