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Posted over 6 years ago

 

how many motorcops are here, what do you like about the job, who would like to be a motorcop....i'll start by saying it was one of the hardest things i have ever done (motor school) i got some cool video though send me a pm and I'll share it

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I'm part time on Motor. We don't have enough people to ride it full time. Ride a lot of escort for extra jobs though...

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gvbpilot said:

I'm part time on Motor. We don't have enough people to ride it full time. Ride a lot of escort for extra jobs though...

same here, we are looking at a full time motor unit but hey i'm just a patrolman

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We got another body about to finish FTO so the Chief wants me on it 3 days a week or so starting in a couple of weeks. Rough stuff. 7-6 daytime and I choose my own hours during the day. Just gotta work enough traffic to justify it. And the best part, I get to comp out during the day and do escorts as long as I get my hours in. Win for me and for the Dept. What do you ride?

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we ride 07 HD Road Kings. It was itimidating moving that motor through the course at first but as time went on and confidence builds the things you can do with that motor are incredible.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of the motor officer, the best job on the planet! We are a little unique in that we have our unit as full-time motor officers, but we also have cruisers at our disposal, for icy, really cold days, or monsoon season. We currently ride Road Kings, but are switching to Electra Glides for 2008..and yes, we are "Electra Glide in Blue", for all of those old enough to remember that movie.

Motor School was a mother bear! I had one really good crash, in which I remember the lead instructor yelling, "OH
F#*$%$ck,he's dead! Other than that, had all kinds 'o fun! The motors have kept me from retiring.


"You can't lead from behind" Gen'l James Longstreet, CSA

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I am new to this site, just taking it out. I guess I found where the motors hand out.

"What I like about the job", is doing police work on the bike. I enjoy all the special events we do, it can be a parade to running an escort for the pres. There is some much going on with our unitl each day is different, then just doing enforcement. I am also a traffic homicide investigator and coming off my call week. Had three call outs, so I will be busy neek week.

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I would love to be a motorcop someday, but they're sort of uncommon in CO, unless youre in a large city, county with a pro-traffic enforcement sheriff, or a state trooper. I just have so much respect for motorcops, and they're awesome as hell! That is, unless they're behind your vehicle! lol

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"THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF COPS IN THIS WORLD.......MOTORCOPS AND THOSE WHO WANT TO BE MOTORCOPS" WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

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aus10cop said:

"THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF COPS IN THIS WORLD.......MOTORCOPS AND THOSE WHO WANT TO BE MOTORCOPS" WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Does part time motorcop count??? LOL. Someday.... The challenges of a small department. Of course if I could figure out how to transport on the back of my 'glide, I would be in heaven...

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My PD is still using 01 and 02 Kawasaki 1000, which works well for us. I like the access you have on Motor's through tight areas, green belts, parks, around traffic, crowds, etc. I like that you can be stealth or very visible, and the exposure Motors get with traffic, task forces, funerals, memorials, special events, etc. is great. I'm three years argue free from drivers with the motor. I attended AZDPS motor school and it was a challenge, but the best and where I learned the phrase, ''When the kickstand drops, the bull$#!t stops.''

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I have wanted to be a motorcop since I was a little kid. I remember watching the cops in the Gadsden Alabama Christmas parades. I was really impressed with the Harleys and the big black boots! Graduating from motor school was one of my most difficult accomplishments. Man that class gets in your head! I am fortunate to work for an agency that gives me a take home Harley and a take home Impala. When the weather is bad or we are short handed I'm in the car. I really enjoy all the special events ,escorts, etc. The public reaction to a Police Harley is incredible. Its not that unusual to issue a citation to a driver who can't wait to sign the ticket just so they can talk about the bike. Life is good...

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I'vewanted to be a motorcop since i was a kid also. The satisfaction I get is when a small child will come up with the parents and ask if he can sit on the bike for a moment. Just the smile it brings to their face when you put them up on the saddle. You hope that by that little gesture they will remember and always respect law enforcement instead of having a negative attitue towards us. The other thing is riding down the beach in the summer time.

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I was a motor officer in Atlanta, Georgia and recently moved on to a better job opportunity in another state. I learned to ride a motorcycle at the police department. Before then, I had never even been on one. I have to say that learning to ride a motorcycle the "Police way" was one of the hardest things I had ever done while at the same time the most memorable and rewarding. Now when I'm asked if I miss being on the street I always say " The only thing I miss is riding my motorcycle" . Motor school was so hard but I gained so much confidence and skill from it. I now have a personally owned Victory Jackpot motorcycle and I feel like being a motor officer has made me a better and safer rider all around. 


On motors, the public always wanted to talk to you. You didn't always deal with criminals during your shift. People, especially kids, loved to see the bikes up close and ask questions about them. I loved the special details we got to do as motormen like dignitary protection and escorts, special events, and having the opportunity to be a part of President Bush's motorcade in 2004. The heat of summer, the rain, the hail, and cold all could really make riding unpleasant at times but all in all I loved every minute of it and wouldn't have traded it for the world!

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I am currently going through motor school. Got to tell you it is the toughest training that I have ever done.  I knew I should have applied when I was younger. :-)  I got to tell you I am having fun though.  I can't wait to get through it.  I finally got the keyhole today, so I am happy.  Now, just to work on our test patterns.  I have a hole new respect for motorcycle officers.  I have had a couple good spills.  One apparently my instructor thought I might be hurt.  He came over and asked if I was alright.  I said "yes."  He said I answered to quickly to think about it.  I really was alright. :-)  Just got a nice bruise on my knee.  Well, I am off to find an ice pack.  Will try and keep in touch.


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I LOVE Motors! But! I took a different Job at my Department. LAKE PATROL OFFICER. I am the only Instructor my department has and I plan on continuing to instruct and ride for special events.  Motors are a Great Tool if used correctly. If I can be of assistance let me know.  Keyhole Kicks ass! especially side saddle! try it its cool! LOL

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I really enjoy our motor. It makes the day go by so fast. As far as I am concerned if you ride a motor you never work a day in your life. I hate it when it rains or snows because I know that means I'll be stuck in the car. Our department has a leased Road King and an old Kawasaki KZ1000. the Kaw is used a little bit. We mainly use it to send officers to motor school with. This keeps our lease in good shape. We are looking at buying the one we have at the end of the lease. Maybe we can get two eventually. We are a 45 man department. Only about 8 of us are motor qualified. Myself and another Traffic unit guy ride it the most.


On a side note I am collecting motor officer patches. If you can help me out that would be great. PM me for a trade.


Keep it shiny side up.

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After an 80 hour course put on by my department, I am proud to say that I earned my wings today.

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Excellent!  Keep an eye peeled for the idiots who don't see motorcycles, and keep the shiny side up!


"You can't lead from behind" Gen'l James Longstreet, CSA

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A bad day on a motor beats a good day in a car.


Keep the rubber side down.

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Rode for four years and loved every minute.  Assignment limit sent me back to a car...would have stayed till retirement if they let me.  Keep your boots shined and stay upright!


Think smart, plan ahead, work together...we're going home tonight!

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Been on a motor for 4 years now...best kept secret on the department. We currently have 8- 2005 Road Kings, 8- 2007 FLHP's, 4-2008 FLHP's and 4-2009 FLHP's. We are getting rid of four of the Road Kings and keeping the others to train new riders. We currently have 13 full-time riders and we ride year-round. The only time we don't ride is if it's below 32 degrees (which doesn't happen too often on the Gulf Coast) or if it's a downpour. Each officer is assigned their own take-home bike and car. I love every minute of it!

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

I have been on Motors for over 2 years now and I love every day!  It's nice too because here in PHX we ride all year long!  Even when it is a 115 outside!  Phoenix has 11 Motor squads!!

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I was assigned to motors shortly after being transferred to my department's traffic unit. I had only rode a bike once before that. When I say that it was a one-of-a-kind experience..... About 3 1/2 years later, I was unceremoniously transferred back to patrol, oh well. I've since retired from that agency and looking to get on with another presently (preferably one with a motor squad). Wish me luck. Motormen, mount up!

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 Me and another are going to Motor school the first two weeks in April. Our dept have had bikes a while but no man power. Im excited to get into it