The Doylestown Township Police Department will begin utilizing motorcycles in 2017 with the additions of a Motorcycle Unit. Motorcycle Units have been used as early as 1908 in traffic enforcement. Motorcycle Units continue to hold a unique position within police departments across the country and have many functions including traffic enforcement, patrol duties, escorts, public relations and parades.
The primary duties of the Motorcycle Unit are traffic complaint enforcement, high congestion traffic control and enforcement, accident reduction enforcement, escorts, and special event traffic control. Additionally, motorcycle officers respond to dispatched patrol calls as backup and, not infrequently, as primary officers at crime scenes.
The motorcycle fleet is comprised of a 2017 Harley Davidson Electra Glide which was obtained through a donation by The Thompson Organization located in Doylestown PA.
Each motor officer required to attend and successfully pass an extensive motorcycle training program prior to being released on their own with annual updates.
Sgt. R. Scott Jones
Ofc. Timothy Reihl
Ofc. Jessica Whiteside
~Motor Unit Dedication Ceremony~
On July 18, 2017 the Doylestown Township Motor Unit was dedicated at Township Board meeting where The Thompson Organizations John Thompson and George Wirth were recognized by the township for their on-going support to Doylestown Township and the Doylestown Township Police Department.
(Pictured L-R; Scott Jones, John Thompson, Jessica Whiteside, Tim Reihl, and George Worth)