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The Police Motorcycle Patrol topic page provides motor officers with news, information, and resources they need to be ready for everything from VIP escort to high-speed pursuit of a dangerous suspect. Police motorcycles, from the handlebars to the tailpipes, are a completely different law enforcement vehicle, with different challenges and safety concerns.
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February 08, 2016
Ticket vs. warning: When does one win out? Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Ticket vs. warning: When does one win out?

A driver's attitude and history can influence the decision to issue a ticket as much as traffic conditions and the infraction itself - Full Story
January 22, 2016
SHOT Show 2016: Seer displays innovative new lighting system for motor helmets Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

SHOT Show 2016: Seer displays innovative new lighting system for motor helmets

The system activates when the officer squeezes the brake lever or activates his/her emergency lights, offering enhanced visibility in either day or night - Full Story
August 21, 2015
7 considerations for buying a police motorcycle Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

7 considerations for buying a police motorcycle

Selecting a police motorcycle for the motor unit can be daunting, but the strategic advantage of the motor unit is worth it - Full Story
July 27, 2015
Police History: The evolution of motor patrol in American policing Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Police History: The evolution of motor patrol in American policing

The 1950s saw a heavy reliance on the motor officer to again reduce what had started first in the 1920s: a desire to speed - Full Story
May 15, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: The Eliminator PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: The Eliminator

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Lt. Kevin Schofield of the Berkeley Police... - Full Story
April 10, 2015
P1 Photo of the Week: Ready for service PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Ready for service

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Shane Johnson with the Gastonia... - Full Story
November 24, 2014
6 safety tips for motor officers in pursuits Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

6 safety tips for motor officers in pursuits

Before you go “Code 3” and activate your emergency lights and toggle that siren on, here are six things to consider - Full Story
October 01, 2014
Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program David Kinaan - From the Motor Officer's Saddle

Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program

Prior to deploying motorcycles, a department should seek out a training school that provides thorough and challenging training — look for schools that include a field break-in period or that could help you set up a motorcycle break-in program - Full Story
July 18, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Speed PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Speed

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week was taken by Officer Tracy Moore of the Lubbock... - Full Story
June 30, 2014
5 basic principles for conducting a safe traffic stop Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

5 basic principles for conducting a safe traffic stop

Regardless of how long you’ve been doing traffic stops, no two are the same and they aren’t “routine” until the driver is in the wind and you’re moving on to the next detail - Full Story



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