The mission of the Mansfield Police Department Traffic division is to provide a safer city for all citizens through traffic enforcement, education, and recommendations to engineering. We are committed to accomplishing this by providing positive contacts in the field of traffic-related issues and enforcing the traffic laws of the State of Texas.
The use of motorcycles is unique because of the ability of the officers to become highly maneuverable and complete tasks not possible for officers in a regular patrol unit. The motorcycles have been used for such things as funeral escorts, escorting buildings being moved through the city, dense crowd enforcement, parking lot details and other assignments.
Becoming a motor officer is not easy. After an initial application and interview process, the officers must undergo a very intensive two week qualification school in which the rider and motorcycle are pushed to the absolute limits of their abilities. It is a significant mental and physical challenge to complete.
Due to the rapid growth of the City, the unit has become an increasingly vital division within the Department. In the near future, more motor units are scheduled to take to the streets in an effort to make Mansfield a safer municipality for its citizens.