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New Rides for Motor Officers

New Rides for Motor Officers

The iconic law enforcement motorcycle is most visible conducting traffic enforcement on highways and participating in special events and motorcades.  Manufacturers are continually working to improve performance and comfort for motor officers. Here's a look at motorcycles currently available for law enforcement.

February 9, 2017

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

April 8, 2016

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

November 11, 2011

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

Kawasaki's Concours 14P ABS motorcycle turned heads when it was relaunched in May (Kawasaki initially introduced it in 2009), and may have generated the most off-line conversations at this year's Michigan State Police vehicle testing.

December 9, 2010

Beyond the Patrol Car

Beyond the Patrol Car

Police officers cannot travel by squad car alone. From motorcycles to ARVs, different details require different modes of transportation.

February 25, 2010

IACP 2008: Best of Show

As exemplified by IACP 2008 held in San Diego in November, IACP tends to be about big ticket items: vehicles, software, video systems. This year's IACP was no exception.

January 1, 2009

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

2008 Michigan Vehicle Tests

In the words of one EVOC trainer, "Every officer wants the best vehicle they can get their hands on. Every department wants the most cost-effective fleet possible. Somewhere in between is probably the best place to be."

December 1, 2007

Motor Patrol 2007

Motor Patrol 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.

May 1, 2007

IACP 2004: Best of Show

IACP 2004: Best of Show

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.

December 1, 2004

Motor Patrol: Working on Two Wheels

Motor Patrol: Working on Two Wheels

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.

February 1, 2004

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