The Novi Police Department has a police motor unit that currently utilizes Harley Davidson motorcycles for general patrol use, traffic enforcement and special details. The motorcycles are outfitted with emergency lights, a siren, a police radio, and other specialized equipment that assists them in carrying out their function each day. The officers selected for this unit undergo an intense 80-hour training course, where they learn how to safely maneuver the motorcycle through tight turns, high speed operations, controlled braking, obstacle avoidance, and proper low and high speed techniques necessary for patrol operations.
Being on a police motorcycle allows Novi Motor Officers to quickly gain access that may be inaccessible to patrol cars, such as park areas and trails, as well as being able to respond to situations in heavy traffic without the delays that this slow or stopped traffic can cause. Patrolling on the motorcycle has also allowed officers to enhance positive community contacts with members and visitors to the community.
The Novi Police Department Motor Unit has been a great addition to the Novi Police Department and a useful tool in enhancing our Community Oriented Philosophy.