Police Motor Units
The History of Motorcycle Law Enforcement

 "Virtual Museum"





Galveston Police Department

The Galveston, TX Police Department Motor Unit was first formed in 1909 with the purchase of 2 Excelsior Auto-cycles for the sum of $225.00 each.Currently have 5 full time officers riding Harley-Davidson Road king, and Electra glides; as well as Kawasaki concourse and Vaquero.We are down from our authorized strength of 10 officers and 2 Sergeants.Some of our details other than traffic enforcement include Mardi Gras celebration and one of the state’s largest free motorcycle rally.

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