Harley-Davidson, Texas A&M partner for motorcycle police training program
The program is designed to give officers in motorcycle units basic training all the way through advanced riding skills
By Police1 Staff
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson and Texas A&M’s Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) are teaming up to provide a new motorcycle training program for police officers, according to a joint announcement Tuesday.
The program is designed for officers in motorcycle units to receive basic training all the way through advanced riding skills. The program will also offer a police motorcycle instructor course.
"As a former law enforcement administrator, I know training is key to managing risk,” said Dr. John M. Ray, PhD, Director of the TEEX Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence, in a statement.
Ray describes the training as, "A mixture of classroom and on-track training. TEEX provides the curriculum and delivery of the course, while Harley-Davidson provides the motorcycles and servicing on-site.”
“We are proud to partner with TEEX to create a comprehensive training program that allows peace officers to focus completely on improving their skills,” said John Dedeo, GM Field Sales for Harley-Davidson, in a statement.
All training options and locations are available to certified peace officers from any state by registering through open enrollment on the TEEX website here.
#HarleyDavidson & @teextweet are teaming up to provide police training nationwide. #TEEX will provide curriculum while H-D will provide motorcycles and servicing ➡️ https://t.co/7ShyWpktUN pic.twitter.com/VK1NB6A3U3— Harley-Davidson (@harleydavidson) March 2, 2021