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(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Officer speeds through course and gets ready to hit the brakes in a hard, controlled braking manuever at the Salt Lake City Police Department's annual motor school for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. Students need to stop their motorcycle in 62 feet going 40 miles-per-hour. The two week long class trains at the Utah State Fairground. The purpose of the school is to make certain candidates are able to operate a motorcycle under sceanarios encountered by motor officers on patrol. The riders must prove their skill by navigating a variety of obstacle courses and pass a hard-controlled breaking exam.
Obstacle course challenges Utah motorcycle squad candidates
First Published Aug 29 2014 12:40 pm • Last Updated Aug 31 2014 09:27 am

The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday began its annual motor school at the Utah State Fairpark for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad.

The two-week school makes certain each candidate can operate a motorcycle under the different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers, according to a press release.

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Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam.

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