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May 28, 2013 > Are our motorcycle cops the best?

Are our motorcycle cops the best?

That question will be answered this Saturday.

In law enforcement, there is something iconic about the image of a motorcycle officer. Agile and versatile, the image has effectively communicated the role of law enforcement since the inception of motorcycle cops in the early 1900s. The tactical advantage of a highly maneuverable vehicle was quickly understood by law enforcement and military organizations.

A unique set of skills in necessary to effectively patrol communities on a motorcycle and those entrusted with the job are proud of their abilities. The Fremont Police Traffic Unit will host its second annual Motor Training and Skills Competition this weekend, testing the skill of an elite group of motorcycle officers from throughout the State.

Department rivalry is intense and the public is invited to watch and cheer for their favorite home squad as they compete for trophies and bragging rights on challenge and slow ride courses.

Obstacles will challenge a Motor Officer's ability to maneuver around confined spaces, requiring them to use skills they have learned through traffic enforcement. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for first through third place finishers in American Road King and Electra Glide classes and Metric classes for different skill divisions.

In order to create a level field of competition, all participants will be introduced to challenge patterns at practice sessions held the prior Friday. On competition day, K9 teams and personnel recruitment officers will be available.

Police Motor Skills Competition
Saturday, June 1
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or when the last rider finishes)
Ohlone Community College
43600 Mission Blvd. (in the lower parking lot), Fremont

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