Replacement of Highway Patrol Motorcycles
All 51 members of the Highway Patrol Unit are qualified
as motorcycle patrol officers, certified to operate one of the Unit’s 45 motorcycles. In addition to its routine patrolling of highways in marked and unmarked vehicles, this unit also performs a multitude of other important and very public functions on motorcycles including escorting visiting dignitaries and traffic and crowd control for major city functions
The unit also has a unique role in the Department’s “Rolling Thunder” strikes which saturate certain high crime areas of the city several times a year.
The Department is seeking funding to purchase at least two motorcycles per year to replace the oldest motorcycles in the fleet on an ongoing basis.