MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department has launched its first motor unit, with two Harley Davidsons and an all-electric ZERO motorcycle.
Motor unit officers will be assigned to the patrol division with duties to include traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigation, traffic control and special escorts.
“As everyone knows, we have a lot of traffic coming through Matthews every day, and with that brings a higher number of traffic crashes,” Police Chief Clark Pennington. “The reduction of traffic crashes is something that we are highly focused on right now, and having the opportunity to utilize the mobility and quick response capabilities of these motor units, will be invaluable in our efforts to get those crash numbers down.”
The Harley Davidsons are already on patrol. The ZERO motorcycle is expected to be on the road in early 2019.