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MOTORS Operational Guidelines and Recommendations

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August 2, 2016

In 2012, the Motor Officer Training and Operations Review for Safety Advisory Group, (MOTORS), 
a sub-committee of the Situation-Appropriate, Focused and Educated (SAFE) Driving Campaign, committed themselves to the idea of developing statewide law enforcement motorcycle guidelines to enhance the safety of law enforcement motorcycle personnel and reduce the liability of agencies with motorcycle programs.

The MOTORS Advisory Group focused on creating guidelines intended to provide helpful advisement in the formation, oversight, operation, and training of law enforcement motorcycle operations. The guidelines were to be deliberately brief, giving agencies and training presenters the ability to incorporate them into a variety of program platforms, and when regarded as a whole, encouraged agencies to embrace the responsibility of promoting and building a culture of safety from the top down.

The goal of the MOTORS Advisory Group was attained in June of 2016, when the Commissioners of CA POST unanimously voted to publish the Law Enforcement MOTORS Operational Guidelines and Standardized Training Recommendations (pdf). 

“The culture of safe riding is everyone’s responsibility.” – SAFE MOTORS Advisory Group


Wear your seatbelt, watch your speed, and practice SAFE driving!

The SAFE Driving Campaign is a POST initiative focused on reducing fatal and serious injury law enforcement traffic collisions nationwide.  For further information regarding the SAFE Driving Campaign, visit the SAFE Driving Campaign on the POST Website or contact:

Janna Munk, POST Senior Consultant
Training Program Services Bureau
(916) 227-0473

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