The motorcycle division of The Natchitoches Police Department has a vital role in serving the community.
Their ease of mobility affords the officer quick access to crash scenes when seconds may count. Their ability to blend into their surroundings makes it harder for violators to see them when in a role of traffic law violation detection.
In this mode, the Natchitoches motor officers respond to areas often reported by residents of various communities due to speeders or careless operators and attempt to make the neighborhoods safer through traffic enforcement.
Three NPD officers attended the La. State Police motorcycle operations certification class July 10-21. This intensive 80-hour course covered slow speed maneuvers, high-speed maneuvers, weight distribution and braking. Further courses included curve negotiation, defensive driving techniques, tactical traffic stops and off road maneuvers.