Utilizing the Unit
A motorcycle unit is primarily utilized for traffic control functions. A motorcycle can easily slip through heavy traffic and reach a crash scene. A motorcycle is also able to park virtually anywhere to allow the officer to observe traffic for speeding drivers or directed patrols. The versatility and maneuverability of a motorcycle also allows for patrols in areas not reachable by a traditional cruiser such as between buildings and remote areas like the rail trail. Lastly, Motor Officers are also heavily utilized for:
- Community policing events
- Escorts of dignitaries
- Funeral processions
It is with historic pride the Londonderry Police Department maintains an active Police Motors Unit.