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Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

October 15, 2013
We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.

Honda's ST1300

October 15, 2013

Los Angeles School Police Officer John Jordan explains how Honda's ST1300 suits his needs for traffic enforcement in school zones. Read the full story here.

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

November 1, 2012

The agencies that test new model-year, pursuit-rated vehicles offer complementary evaluations and differing methodologies that give them equal weight among vehicle purchasers.

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

November 1, 2012
The Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided Police Magazine with preliminary results from the vehicle tests conducted in September and October of pursuit-rated patrol vehicles for the 2013 model year.

Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2012
The Michigan State Police will test 19 law enforcement vehicles later this month slated for release by automotive and motorcycle manufacturers for the 2013 model year.

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

May 19, 2011
Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

Washington Troopers Get Honda ST1300 for Highway Enforcement

April 25, 2011
The Washington State Patrol has begun adopting the Honda ST1300PA motorcycle and shifting away from BMW motorcycles for highway enforcement. There are currently 43 full-time troopers on motorcycles across the state and 12 have just completed the transition.

L.A. County Sheriff Releases 2010 Motorcycle Evaluation

February 19, 2010
Police riders evaluated five 2009/2010 model year motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and BMW.

LAPD Selects BMW For Motor Patrol

January 7, 2010
The department is now taking delivery of the last of the 100 R1200 RT-P 2009 sport touring motorcycles, and will shift away from the Harley-Davidson cruisers that have been a staple of one of the nation's largest motor patrol units.

Customize Your Patrol Bike

November 2, 2009
Unfortunately, budget drives how much cool stuff ends up on your bike. But even under typical agency budget constraints, you can still have a very safe, very effective tool to ride.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2010 Patrol Vehicles

October 26, 2009
Each year, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pushes the new crop of patrol vehicles to their limit at a California speedway, as part of an annual performance and safety evaluation.

Motorcycle Skills Competition

October 8, 2009

An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot along the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity about their specialized patrol work. The Orange County Traffic Officer's Association hosted the annual police motorcycle skills competition, which nearly doubled in attendance from a year ago.

Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider

October 8, 2009
An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot lining the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity.

Police Motorcycles: 2009

September 16, 2009

Officers patrolling for agencies that purchased motorcycles from the 2009 model year will be riding one of six models. Harley-Davidson, which began producing police motorcycles in 1908, offers the Road King and Electra Glide (identical engine with sidecar mounting). BMW's R1200 RT-P is a favorite of the California Highway Patrol and Los Angles Sheriff's Department. The company also offers the G650. In 2007, Honda began producing its ST1300, a compact, performance bike. And H-D subsidiary Buell began producing a police version of its Ulysses sportbike in late 2008. Roads can't contain that bike, which has already been put to use by several rural departments.

Motor Patrol 2007

May 1, 2007

For almost 100 years American law enforcement officers have been riding motorcycles in the line of duty. Even before Chief August Vollmer, who is credited with organizing the first official Police Motorcycle Patrol in the United States with the Berkeley (Calif.) Police Department in 1911, law enforcement recognized the value of motorcycles.

IACP 2004: Best of Show

December 1, 2004

Almost every chief at the show was looking for ways to stretch budgets without compromising public or officer safety and maintaining officer morale and pride.

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