The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit is comprised of four specially trained deputy sheriffs that perform full-time duty assignments as an integral part of the MCSO Traffic Enforcement Unit/Civil Judgments Unit. The Motor Unit’s primary responsibility is service of Writs of Possession for Real Property and traffic enforcement, creating an economical resource to serve civil process papers.
The Motorcycle Unit is utilized as a highly visible tool to promote safe and efficient enforcement of traffic regulations and serves as a community relations tool while performing funeral and dignitary escorts, parades and demonstrations to promote motorcycle safety.
Training to become a motorcycle deputy is comprehensive and extremely difficult. Deputies in the unit must successfully complete the 80 hour Basic Police Motorcycle Operator’s Course hosted by MCSO instructor Mitch Adams who is trained by the United States Park Police (80 hours) and the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (120 hours). These are considered two of the best motorcycle certification courses for law enforcement and riders must demonstrate a mastery of riding techniques and pass a comprehensive written examination to become certified motorcycle deputies.
Due to their superior riding skills, the MCSO Motorcycle Unit was invited to participate in the Presidential Motorcade Escort for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Service. MCSO is one of a few select agencies in the history of this event to be asked to assist in escorting the Presidential Motorcade. The MCSO Motorcycle Unit continues to be recognized at a local and national level as one of the premier law enforcement Motorcycle Units in the country.