The motorcycle unit was formed in July 1993 and
made its debut in the annual Fireman's Parade. The unit was initially
formed with two sergeants and four officers. The 1994 work schedule was
designed to provide a motorcycle officer for each patrol squad in an effort to
ensure optimum motorcycle patrol coverage. In March 1994 a second
motorcycle was purchased.
The officers that serve the motorcycle unit approach their assignment with a high degree of pride. The positive feedback from the public is a testament to the professional demeanor of the unit. We will continue to be in full compliment which will enable the unit to be more visible on patrol.
When the unit was formed our initial training consisted of a one week
certification course. The training was provided by members of the Yonkers
Police Department's Traffic Unit. Since that time, officers have
successfully completed certification courses conducted under the auspices of the
Maryland State Police and the Northwestern
University Traffic Institute / Harley
Davidson National Academy.