The History of the Indianapolis Police Department Motorcycle Unit and Drill Team.
|Each year, thousands of people throughout Central Indiana and all across the country experience the thrill of seeing the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team perform. Appearing at countless parades, elementary schools, children’s hospitals, charitable events and community functions, the Drill Team serves as Law Enforcement Ambassadors of Good Will to our communities. The officers on the Drill Team perform on their own time. They currently ride Harley-Davidson Road King Police Motorcycles. These motorcycles are assigned to the officer and are used in their daily traffic enforcement duties. The Drill Team executes a multitude of precise and difficult drills requiring months of practice and choreography. The thrilling performances require both concentration and athletic ability to maneuver the 800-pound precision machines. Performing each year prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, known around the world as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, our team is a perennial crowd pleaser. The team has also had the honor of appearing and performing in several Presidential Inaugurations. Additional performances have included events in Queensland, Australia; Benton Harbor, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Ft. Myers, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and Duluth, Minnesota. Annual memberships and contributions enable us to fulfill our mission as Law Enforcement Ambassadors of Good Will. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation and is financed entirely by private individuals and local companies. Without the continued guidance and support of private individuals, local companies, neighborhoods, and the Law Enforcement Officers themselves, the Drill Team would cease to exist. With continual community support, the Drill Team will continue to strengthen the relationship between Law Enforcement and the Public it serves, building better communities in which to live, work and raise a family. We ask that you please join us in supporting our law enforcement community by joining and/or renewing your membership today. Thank you for your past, present and future support of law enforcement and our team.|
Information and Photos provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan, IN Police Department Drill Team.