Tinley Park Police Department in Tinley Park, Illinois originally kept bikes they accumulated outside, however the bikes would get destroyed from the wonders of weather. After incurring a few expenses of having to buy new ones for a few kids who came to collect their newly damaged bike, the police department decided that when they built a new police station they would make room for the bikes to be stored indoors.
After moving into their new building and allocating an area for bike storage, the police department quickly realized there was an overflow of bikes. To help with this solution, Spacesaver® and Bill Wilkening of Bradford Systems, proivded the police department a bike storage solution that included a mobile storage system that utilized custom Spacesaver bike hooks. The bikes are stored in a locked room, part of the evidence area, with a color code system that allows them to track how long the bike has been in their possession. This allowed them to keep the most recent bikes up to three months on this mobile shelving system and then move them to a different area of the facility for up to six months to be claimed. In addition to storing others' bikes, this solution also houses ten of the police department's bikes.