Officers Get Some Training on Two Wheels
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit is holding a two week motorcycle training course for law enforcement. To become a member of the motor unit officers must successfully complete an 80-hour course that teaches low-speed and high-speed driving, techniques that are unique to law enforcement riders and defensive driving. Etowah County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brian Smith says between one-third and one-half of the officers that participate in the course pass. Smith also says using motorcycles at certain events makes it easier to get from one place to another. The Motor Unit members participate in parades, conduct escorts, as well as lead and provide intersection control for a variety of events.