Police in Clayton, California, add electric motorcycle to patrol

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Martinez, California, Foundation
Police officer stands by electric motorcycle
Clayton Police Department’s Officer M. Stroski was selected to be trained on the new electric motorcycle.

The community of Clayton, California, has a new motor officer keeping the streets safe. The Clayton Police Department received a $33,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum for an electric police motorcycle, equipment and specialized training for the officer.

"We are using the motorcycle for generalized and complaint-driven targeted traffic enforcement, patrolling 27 miles of trails and covering special events,” said Sergeant Jason Shaw, Clayton Police Department. “The officer has frequent, positive community interactions as the electric motorcycle is a constant conversation piece when he is stopped or parked near businesses.”

Marathon Petroleum aims to invest in public safety to support thriving communities. The police department reports that they have already noticed a reduction in traffic complaints since the motor officer has started patrolling.

Police officer rides electric  motorcycle
Officer Stroski patrols 27 miles of trails and responds to community traffic complaints. 
Police officer on electric motorcycle holds radar speed gun
Officer Stroski monitors speed of oncoming vehicles along his route in Clayton, California.