August 16, 2013
Harley-Davidson motorcycles join the California Highway Patrol fleet
For the first time in roughly 20 years, officers of the California Highway Patrol will be riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The law enforcement agency, one of the largest in the country, signed a contract with Harley-Davidson to initially provide 120 motorcycles for the CHP fleet with the possibility of providing more over the next two years.
To win the award, Harley-Davidson successfully met or exceeded all of the State of California’s strict motorcycle safety, performance, durability and service requirements, considered the most stringent among law enforcement agencies in the world. Our research shows potential customer purchase decisions are positively influenced when law enforcement agencies choose to ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson’s dedicated Police and Fleet Sales Department worked for six years to develop a product that would meet the CHP’s needs at a competitive price, upfitting the Police FLHTP Electra Glide® model.
The motorcycles are being provided through Oakland Harley-Davidson in Oakland, Calif.
“This is an incredible achievement for our company and the dealer who helped make it happen,” said Mike Kennedy, vice president of North American Region. “Returning Harley-Davidson motorcycles to the CHP fleet provides the agency’s officers with an outstanding product while creating greater potential for additional law enforcement contracts. Without question, the strength and scale of the Harley-Davidson dealer network was a key, contributing factor in winning CHP’s business.”