Harley-Davidson police motorcycles return to Palestine
Palestine, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Alfonso Aguilar (Al) Baker Jr.
ߦ   IN MEMORIAN - Tomlinson H. (Tommy) Knotts
ߦ   12 Arrested In Connection With San Antonio Based Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Operation
ߦ   'Donut Boy' stops in Amarillo to honor area law enforcement in nationwide mission
ߦ   Fort Worth Officer Matt Pearce, Shot 6 Times, Returns To Where Life Nearly Ended 3 Years Ago
ߦ   Four Set to Appear on Charges Related to Deadly Robbery Spree
ߦ   Good Samaritan helps Austin police officer
ߦ   Illegal Alien Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Semi-Automatic Rifle
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Girlfriend in Head
ߦ   North Carolina Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy
ߦ   Who Killed Ebenezer Sewornoo ; Investigators Need Information
ߦ   Woman Jailed For Threatening To Shoot Deputy Constable
ߦ   Fort Bend County Killer Sentenced
ߦ   Chief's Weekly Report - March 18, 2019
ߦ   Constables Arrest FBI Wanted Fugitive
ߦ   Mortgage Fraudster Caused Victims to Lose Out on Dream of Homeownership
ߦ   Mother Arrested After 2 Year Old Daughter Found Wandering Alone
ߦ   Street Racers Jailed After Pursuit
ߦ   Texas Resident Heads to Prison for Using a Firearm to Rob Local Whataburger
ߦ   Wife of Orlando Police Officer Valencia: Prayers Work, Kevin is Coming Back
ߦ   The Deprived - Innocent on Death Row
ߦ   National Crime Victims Rights Week
ߦ   "Wing Stop Robbery Crew" Sentenced for Roles in Multiple Armed Crimes Committed Within Two Weeks
ߦ   Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon – Family Violence
ߦ   Calif. LE says governor's halt on death penalty is an insult to victims
ߦ   Calif. university students call for disarming campus police
ߦ   Chinese National Who Threatened to Shoot School Children Sentenced to Prison

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

For the first time in more than a decade, Palestine Police Department will have motorcycles in its fleet of vehicles, moving the department closer to its ultimate goal of becoming a more “modern future-focused” police department.

PPD purchased two Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the Lancaster Police Department for a total of $14,000, Chief Andy Harvey said. PPD is using money from the seizure funds to purchase the motorcycles, leaving the city free of all cost, he said.

“I think they [motorcycles] are practical and it also shows our commitment to be a modern and future focused police department,” Harvey said. “It makes us more diverse as far as our capabilities are concern.”

Last month, the department used the seizure funds to purchase a $27,128 drone.

Harvey said the motorcycles will be used for traffic enforcement, parades, special events and other activities.

The two used motorcycles should arrive in the three weeks after maintenance and repairs are done. Harvey said that two PPD patrol officers will go through a two-week training course starting next week to become certified operators.

Mayor Steve Presley said the motorcycles will make the community safer and supports the police department decision to make the acquisition.

“Motorcycles stand out more and they would help out with traffic enforcement,” Presley said. “It's a responsible way to use the funds and keep our citizens safe.”

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.