I'm very interested in joining the LAPD reserves (eventually as a motorcycle officer) and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of information on the topic.
I have no idea whether there are many motorcycle officer or just regular officers from police departments around the country on this forum but on the chance that there are, I'm opening up this thread as somewhere to share your experiences (either on a bike or in a car).
Info such as what bike you ride on duty/off duty, favorite parts of the job, least-favorite parts, hairy incidents, etc. Basically anything interesting that you think others would enjoy reading about -- please share! (But only if you feel comfortable doing so.)
I think the topic is extremely interesting and would love some info into the daily life of those who keep us safe every day.
2011 Vstrom 650 ABS Black: Coocase S50 Luxury Edition Topcase, Arkon iPhone 4 handlebar mount, Flash2Pass Garage Door Opener, Laminar Touring Lip, 17 tooth CS sprocket, grip puppies, Oversize crampbuster, iPhone 4 ram mount, Dan Vessel Highway Pegs and Sheepskin cover, Givi PL Side racks, custom 20mm ammo can panniers, OEM handguards.
2005 Suzuki SV650, bar ends, custom shield. "Worst bike ever" (SOLD)
2005 Yamaha R6S. "Most fun to be had semi-illegally" (SOLD)
1998 Kawasaki Concours ZG1000. "Baked my legs" (SOLD)
2005 Suzuki M50. "Brakes off of a tonka truck" (SOLD)
2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250 "Where this all began" (SOLD)