Officers Adam Smith and Dwight Tipton recently completed the 80-hour motorcycle training course held in Woodstock by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and have now taken to patrolling on their bikes, said Pacer Cordry, spokesman for the Canton Police Department.
“During the training, the officers learned how to maneuver the 900-pound Harley Davidson Road King, Police Edition motorcycles,” said Cordry in a news release. “Each officer spent many hours navigating their Harleys through a complex cone course learning to control their bikes in a timed test.”
But it wasn’t exactly easy.
“The course is physically demanding,” Tipton said in the release. “Learning to control the 900-pound bike at a slow speed is difficult.”
Cordry said the officers also attended an 80-hour class on traffic accidents and fatalities provided by the Institute of Police Technology and Management in Jacksonville, Fla.