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Sunny Isles Beach Police Department


Sunny Isles Beach, FL Police Department

Motor Unit

From the Harley-Davidson Publication “The Mounted Officer” Fall of 2005 Issue

 

     Sunny Isles Beach has population of 19,000 and is located in Northwest Miami-Dade County between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, just north of Haulover Park, South of excusive Golden Beach and east of Aventura.

     Due to the increased traffic, Chief Fred Maas of Sunny Isles Beach, FL, leased six new 1450cc Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycles to form a Motorcycle Unit.

     Specially outfitted for the police, these powerful, American made machines feature improved LED lights as opposed to the old strobe lights, sirens, radios, loud speakers, hand held laser speed guns and – a most important safety feature – ABS brakes.

     The officers are very proud of the bikes when cruising down the streets with the sun over-head and the wind blowing in their faces.

     Sunny Isles Beach and the surrounding communities are in the midst of a building boom with the roads getting busier all the time.

     Last fall, Chief Maas increased the number of motorcycles on the road from two to four or five at any given time.

     Instantaneously citations for speeding and other such offenses tripled.

“As a result of the increased citations we are noticing a 50 percent decrease in accidents,” Chief Maas said.  There were typically 90 traffic accidents a month before the program began. That number has been slashed to the 40s.

     Chief Maas stated the motorcycle unit’s number one enforcement tool is traffic enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

 

2012 South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo

2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

2013 Harley-Davidson Police Road King


Photos and Information provided by the Sunny Isles Beach, FL Police Department