Council Gives Go Ahead to Police Department in Applying for Motorcycle Grant
The Burlington Police Department will apply for a grant with the Governors Highway Safety Program to receive two motorcycles. If awarded the motorcycles they will be assigned to the Traffic Division. On average the Department handles around 3,000 wrecks a year with an average response time of nine minutes. Bikes could improve response times as well as help maneauver through heavily congested areas. Officers would typically ride the bikes about nine months out of the year in temperatures of 35 degrees to 95 degrees. The Department should hear something within four months of applying.