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7 Ways to Stay Safe on Motor Patrol

7 Ways to Stay Safe on Motor Patrol

Arm yourself with the tools and tactics to be at the top of your game while riding your motorcycle on duty. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

April 24, 2019

Specialty Vehicles for LEOs
Motor Units Are Resource Multipliers
2018 Police Motorcycle Testing in Michigan
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

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities

It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.

April 8, 2014

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

Electric Motorcycles on Patrol

While it's unlikely that all-electric cars will replace their gasoline-powered counterparts for law enforcement patrol duty, smaller electric vehicles have made inroads into police fleets.

November 5, 2013

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

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

November 1, 2012

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

Kawasaki's Concours 14P: Blue Streak

Kawasaki's Concours 14P: Blue Streak

Today, Kawasaki is once again making police bikes. The company's new Concours 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a share of the law enforcement market.

June 7, 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

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

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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