By: Jordan Keller
The Police Chief disbanded the unit earlier this week. Many factors contributed to the decision. The unit was formed in 2012 and consisted of 10 motorcycles. These motorcycles were in need of replacement. Due to personnel changes, only 5 officers remained on the unit but are restricted to only traffic stops. Along with this small window of operations, weather also impacts when they can be deployed. Due to these circumstances and the $200,000 price of replacing all of the bikes and training new officers, the TPD has decided to disband the unit.