Hamilton Co. Sheriffs add motorcycle patrols

Hamilton Co. Sheriff adding motorcycle patrols

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is taking their motorcycles out of the garage and putting them on the street.

Sheriff Jim Neil held a press conference Monday to announce the use of daily motorcycle patrols throughout the county. The motorcycles have been in storage for over 12 years, only used for funerals and escorts.

Hamilton County sheriffs partnered with the Cincinnati Police Department to learn how to make proper traffic stops and safety.

"They're very good at traffic enforcement. They're very good at traffic and assisting when we've got major events, things like that, when you've got a big conglomeration of traffic," explained acting Cincinnati Police Chief Paul Humphries. "Motorcycles can get in and out. They're very maneuverable, and they're very well trained."

The motorcycle deputies began their patrols Monday.

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