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Titusville Police ATV Wins 1st Place
Friday, August 27, 2010

Our department received a first place recognition in a major law enforcement publication, Law and Order Magazine. In the magazine’s August 2010 issue, which has their annual vehicle graphics contest winners, Titusville Police was awarded “First Place” in the off-road category for their police ATV design.

 

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Source: Law and Order Magazine, August 2010, Herndon Publishing

 

Titusville Police began an ATV unit in 2006 to patrol the City’s bike trail and other off-road areas. The graphics and design were customized by Titusville Police. The ATV unit consists of two Suzuki Eiger 400’s, and one 2009 Yamaha Rhino, which is a two passenger ATV. The ATVs are fully equipped with flashing lights, siren, and first aid equipment.

 

Since its inception in 2006, officers have made numerous felony arrests in off-road areas including wanted subjects, persons with concealed firearms, and auto theft suspects.

 

All three ATVs were purchased using forfeiture funds- money seized from criminals. Officers assigned to ATV patrol undergo special training on the operation of ATVs.

 

For more information on entries:

http://www.hendonpub.com/pvdc/peoples_choice.aspx?entryId=419714

 

 

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