The Folsom Police Department Traffic Bureau will be hosting a statewide motor officer competition on August 27th, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Intel campus located at 1900 Prairie City Road in Folsom.

The public is welcome to come watch police officers from all over the state as they put their riding skills to the test. The competition will include Challenge Courses, Partner Rides, and Speed Contests.

galovich folsom pdMotor officer competitions such as this serve a dual purpose. Not only is it entertaining to the public to witness the precision and skill motor officers possess in operating their police vehicles, but it sharpens the officers skills by competing, increasing their safety during their day to day traffic enforcement duties.

The Folsom Police Department’s Bicycle Unit will simultaneously be conducting a Bicycle Rodeo for kids, where a limited supply of new helmets will be given away.

There will be a bounce house, rock wall, and remote control car racing too! Plan on bringing a bicycle and the appropriate safety equipment to join the fun!

Tim Galovich Folsom PD at the 2011 Roseville Police Motorcycle Challenge

Southwest Police Motorcycle Competition 09
In this video, Sgt. Scott McCartney, CA-Homeland Security on a BMW R1200RT-P makes some impressive slow maneuvers at the 13th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training & Competition, in Phoenix, Arizona.

There was a police motorcycle competition in Bloomington, Indiana, earlier this month, and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia has theirs in October, where they have four courses, “Winged Wheel”, “The Glock Course”, “Glock Measurements” and “Offset Cloverleaf”.