Arizona — Eleven new police motorcycles are on the road thanks to a grant funded by Director Alberto Gutier of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
The motorcycles were built-up and recently assigned to officers working in the Highway Patrol Division’s Motor District. The motorcycles will be utilized for DUI and traffic safety campaigns throughout the state, particularly in Maricopa and Pima Counties, during the holiday season.
The Department’s Motor District Captain Burley Copeland said, “After the economic down turn we were hit hard and the entire agency was unable to purchase replacement vehicles and the motor district was no exception. These new motorcycles are going to keep us going in the fight against impaired driving. The growth in the motor program will be sustainable due to the new motorcycles,” said Copeland.
GOHS Director Gutier said, “DPS officers do a tremendous job when it comes to safety on our highways and freeways.” GOHS also funded a grant purchase of 21 Ford SUV Interceptor patrol vehicles within the past year.
DPS is grateful for the partnership it has with GOHS in combating impaired drivers and promoting safety along Arizona highways.