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Florida Agency Adds First Female Motor Officer

July 28, 2010
Gregory, a married mother of two who became an officer at age 40, has been riding bikes for fun for a few decades. She has completed her first 80 hours of training on handling her 850-pound Harley-Davidson Road King for the department.

What a Motor Officer Sees

June 29, 2010
Of course, the cameras are usually mounted lower to the ground, rather than to the officer's helmet, but this video gives a fairly good approximation of what a motor officer sees while riding a cone pattern.

POV: Motor Officer Riding Cone Pattern

June 29, 2010

Pasadena PD's Officer Eddie Chan, a motorcycle skills champion, participates in the 2010 Pasadena Police Motorcycle Training and Skills Competition. This point-of-view clip was recorded with Digital Ally's wearable/mountable FirstVu video system and camera. Video courtesy of Digital Ally.

J.D. 'Buck' Savage: Motor School

February 18, 2010

J.D. Buck Savage in his final video. Buck and his partner "Patch" attend motor officer training and become the best duo on bikes since John & Ponch. The Officer survival trainer and POLICE Magazine contributor Dave Smith created the Buck Savage videos in the 1980s.

Chasing Down Two-Wheeled Scofflaws

February 4, 2010
Every motor officer can tell you stories about pursuits of other bikes, and the successes and mistakes made. We learn from others, and share those stories to keep our brothers and sisters safe. Here are a few thoughts that may help you.

Police Motorcycle Skills

December 2, 2009

The Orange County Traffic Officer's Association drew 500 motor officers to the 2009 edition of its annual police motorcycle skills competition, which nearly doubled in attendance from a year ago. The event included maneuvers such as balancing the bikes, leaning into turns and quick handlebar transitions that are regularly used in real-world patrol situations. Video shot by Kimberly Pham and edited by Kelly Bracken.

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.

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.

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.

Motor Patrol: Working on Two Wheels

February 1, 2004

The motorcycle police officer has been an American icon for more than half a century. But contrary to "CHiPs" fantasies, the job is not all glamour, and working a police shift on two wheels is just as tough, if not tougher, than working the same shift in a patrol car.

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