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|Phone: 757-382-6448||Email: CPDTES@CityofChesapeake.net|
|Address: 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
|Desk Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
The primary function of the Motorcycle Unit is the handling of escorts for dignitaries, funerals, wide loads and house movings, representing the City at parades and other special events, and the selective enforcement of traffic laws. In certain circumstances motorcycles have advantages over the much larger police cruisers that allow them to maneuver through stopped traffic and be less obvious in certain area while working radar.
The City of Chesapeake has five Harley Davidson FLH motorcycles which are used by the Motorcycle Unit. Three full time riders make up the Motorcycle Unit and two additional officers ride during special events. During adverse weather the motorcycles are garaged and police cruisers are utilized. While enforcing traffic laws, the Motorcycle Unit gives special emphasis to high accident locations, school zones, neighborhoods, public facilities and complaint areas. The Chesapeake Police Department Motorcycle Unit has won and placed highly in numerous police motorcycle competitions.