Galveston, TX Police Department

The History of the Galveston Police Department Motorcycle Unit

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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