Police motorcycle officers from across North America have gathered in Sudbury this week to put their skills to the test.
For 21 years, the Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar has been an opportunity for officers to come together to share their skills and knowledge and train to safely operate police motorcycles. This is the first year the four-day event has been hosted in Sudbury.
Constables Andrew Hinds and Jacques Roberge of the Greater Sudbury Police Traffic Management Unit are the co-chairs of this year’s event.
Hinds says the event was born out of a need for standardized training for motor officers in the province.
“Unfortunately, there are 32 officers throughout the years who ride motorcycles who have died in the line of duty. In order to prevent injuries, prevent collisions and ultimately reduce fatal collisions, they recognized that we had to have some kind of police-related training.”