SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego City Council woman Marti Emerald is donating more than half a dozen patrol bicycles to the SDPD southeastern division.

The bikes are equipped with sirens and will allow officers to interact with the public in places that are too difficult for patrol cars.

Councilwoman Emerald donated the funds to buy the seven bikes and says they will be an important asset to the officers.

The new bikes will be used in Mount Hope, Mountain View and Southcrest.