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El Cerrito Police Department

Traffic Safety Unit

The El Cerrito Police Traffic Motor Unit was established in 2003, with one motor officer, one motor sergeant and we have always ridden Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles.  Today the Traffic Unit has increased to four officers with two assigned to ride daily.  We receive incentive pay for riding the motorcycle and we have won awards from California Law Enforcement Challenge for our overall traffic safety in 2006 and 2007.  (2008 results are not available yet).  The El Cerrito Police Traffic Unit are a regional motor officer training department and have our course offered certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  There are 25 police agencies in Contra Costa County where El Cerrito Police Department is located, and we regularly finish in the top three for DUI related arrests for the year and during specialized enforcement campaigns.   

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King


Photos and Information provided by the El Cerrito, CA Police Department