Utah Department of Public Safety

Highway Patrol - Motorcycle Squad

The Mission of the Utah Highway Patrol Motorcycle Squad is to provide police and traffic services; reduce accidents, aggressive driving, and other traffic related hazards throughout the State of Utah. Provide professional police motorcycle training to Utah Highway Patrol officers and other police agencies as requested.

The Utah Highway Patrol Motor Squad is made up of 30 certified officers and sergeants. We have twenty‑two 2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Motorcycles for use statewide. The motor squad usually operates with a budget of approximately $20,000.00, along with a grant from Highway Safety, which pays for training, uniforms, etc.

During the 2007 riding season, UHP trained more than 135 officers from three different states in motor operations. We hosted our second annual motorcycle competition. Sixty‑one officers from three different states participated. This was a great event for the Highway Patrol Motor Squad.

During 2007, we participated in forty-six special events. Some of these events include:  Washington County Fair, Spring Break in St. George, Manti Pageant, Provo Parade, Days of 47 Parade, Vice President Cheney motorcades, (twice), Former Governor Rampton funeral escorts, Utah Police Memorial, Correctional officer funeral escorts.

The motor squad troopers and sergeants work in four different sections.   Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, and Weber counties. The motor officers work regular shifts on their assigned motorcycles. During the special events, motor certified troopers and sergeants take time away from their sections and families traveling to various locations in the state to work traffic enforcement, enforce state laws, provide assistance to neighboring agencies, etc.

The motor squad appreciates the opportunity to work hard serving the citizens of the State of Utah, and the Utah Highway Patrol.

[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:28 MST]