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 is required to attend and successfully pass an extensive motorcycle training program prior to being released on their own with annual updates.
Current Motor Officers:
Ofc. Timothy Reihl
Ofc. Daniel Carr