The Egg Harbor Township Police Department's Motorcycle Unit
The Egg Harbor Township Police Department's Motorcycle Unit was established in 2005. Officers assigned to the Motorcycle Unit have successfully completed an authorized police motorcycle operators training course through the Philadelphia Highway Patrol or the Maryland State Police, and possess an “M” endorsement on their driver’s license.
The fleet of the motor units is comprised of the Harley Davidson Street Glide and the BMW 1200. Both are equipped with mounted radar units and push-to-talk systems, which allow the officer to keep their hands on the handlebars, and communicate with the police dispatcher.
A motor officer’s main duties are to provide assistance to patrol officers, investigate motor vehicle crashes, conduct traffic enforcement, parades, dignitary protection and funeral escorts, school displays and community events.
Typically, the riding season runs from late March or early April through November and for safety reasons, motor units are mostly utilized during daylight hours. Motor units can maneuver through traffic easier than patrol cars, and are successful in combating traffic campaigns such as distracted drivers, aggressive drivers, and Click or Ticket it.Current EHTPD Motorcycle Unit Members:
Sgt. Ernest Dunson
Ofc. Benjamin Kollman
Ofc. Thomas Rizzotte