The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit consists of eight certified riders who operate police motorcycles between April and November of each year. Motorcycles are used for routine patrol as well as being requested to participate in community events.
These events include:
- Motorcade escorts of benefit rides for various charities
- Parade escorts
- Visiting dignitary motorcade escorts
- Funeral motorcade escorts
- School and community programs
- Blossomtime Goodwill tour
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit has had the privilege to escort the President of the United States as well as other government leaders.
Each year the motor officers are recertified through additional training. Regular training sessions with our own certified instructor help to ensure our skills are maintained to the high standards demanded of a Police Motor Unit.
The team of dedicated motor officers are committed to providing a unique public safety service where standard patrol units are not practical.
The BCSO Motor Unit trains with and assists motor units in other jurisdictions to provide mutual aid for large events such as a Presidential Escort.
Do you have a ride or event that you would like the Motorcycle Unit to escort? The Berrien County Motorcycle Unit would like to hear from you! To schedule your event or to see if the Unit has any prior commitments which will conflict, please contact us by submitting the online request form or email Chief Deputy Robert Boyce.
Check our Rides and Events page for event dates.
Much of the Berrien County Motor Unit’s operational costs are funded by donations and fund raising. If you or your business would like to become a sponsor please visit the Donation Information page. Donations made to the unit are tax deductible.
Many thanks to all of the generous sponsors!