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The History of Motorcycle Law Enforcement

 "Virtual Museum"





Evanston Police Department

The Evanston Police Department's first police motor was acquired in

  1. We currently have seven 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Kings in

operation. Our motors are utilized on a daily basis by the members of

the traffic enforcement bureau. Besides traffic enforcement, the motors

are regularly assigned to handle various traffic escorts, funeral

details, parades, and dignitary escorts. The police department takes

great pride in making sure their motor officers are proficient on the

motors. All motor officers are certified and receive yearly training by

2 Harley Davidson/Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

instructors. They also train throughout the year with members of the

Northern Illinois Motor Officers Association.


1950's Evanston Police Department Motor Cop


1950 4th of July Parade Central St. and Green Bay Rd.

Officer William P. Labbe' Sr.

(1945-1968) 23 Year Veteran


Information and Photos provided by Evanston, IL Police Department