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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.

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Honda's ST1300

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.

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

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.

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.

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

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

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

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

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

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

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LAPD Selects BMW For Motor Patrol

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.

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