The Etowah County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit Division was established in the 1990's and they hold a unique position within our office. Sheriff motorcycles look extremely professional and have many functions including traffic enforcement, patrol duties, escort assignments, public relations and parades. The deputies who are selected to operate a motor unit have to go through an extensive selection process and complete a two-week motor school before assigned to the division.
Motorcycles are extremely maneuverable and have high acceleration response capabilities, which make them excellent tools when performing their duties. One great advantage possessed by Sheriff Motor Units is the ability to access areas a standard patrol car cannot go. The enforcement capabilities of motor units are another advantage.
Sheriff's Motorcycles are called upon often for conducting police escorts for funerals, parades and other ceremonial duties and assist with patrolling large events in the area. Sheriff Motorcycles are excellent for public relations and are invited regularly to schools and special details such as local community events.