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Traffic Enforcement Unit

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Traffic Enforcement Unit

Chief Constable M. B. McLennan officially created the Traffic Enforcement Unit in 1916 with the purchase of three Indian motorcycles. Since then, the Section has used a variety of motorcycles, including BMW, Yamaha and Kawasaki, but the model most often used by the section has been Harley-Davidson. There are currently 35 motorcycles in the unit, all of which are Harley-Davidson police models.

Members of the unit have successfully completed a three-week police motorcycle operator training course, instructed by VPD motorcycle trainers, covering slow-speed manoeuvring, emergency braking, hazard avoidance, safe riding in traffic and how to properly operate the police motorcycle in an enforcement mode.

The unit is responsible primarily for traffic-related duties, including:

  • Criminal Code driving offences
  • BC Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations offences
  • City of Vancouver Street and Traffic bylaw offences
  • vehicle and pedestrian control
  • collision investigations
  • VIP motorcade escort

 
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