City of Collegedale

Motorcycle Patrol

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Since its inception, the motor squad has been met with great success. The motorcycles are highly maneuverable and are capable of responding more quickly to areas than traditional patrol cars. This maneuverability also makes the motorcycles excellent patrol vehicles in the parks and Greenway areas of the city.

The motor units provide a high profile police presence, which has a calming effect on traffic violations as well as deterring crime in their vicinity. A mounted motorcycle patrol also affords the police department additional community contact. This is because approachability by citizens is much greater than that of a marked patrol car.

In addition to the normal traffic enforcement and patrol duties, the motor squad has performed many special activities such as funeral escorts, dignitary escorts, public relations events, and community education.