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Motorcycle Unit

The Groton Town Police Department currently has two certified “Motor Officers” and one marked "Motor”, a Harley Davidson FLHTPI motorcycle.  

The certified "Motor Officer" has successfully completed an intensive two-week school conducted Northwestern University and sponsored by Harley Davidson Motor Company. During the course, the “Motor Officer” learns and is tested on their ability to operate and maneuver the approximately 700 pound "Motor". Tests include high speed, braking, and slow obstacle course situations. While attending the course, the typical “Motor Officer” spends approximately ten to twelve hours of each day “in the saddle”. The school further instructs the Motor Officer with respect to the mandatory daily maintenance required to keep the “Motor” unit in top performance. 

Motor Officers are involved in many different assignments which utilize the advantages that a motorcycle provides. Those may include; Traffic/Motor vehicle Law Enforcement, Dignitary Escort, Parades and other special events.

Motor Officer

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