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SLCPD Motor Squad enters Liberty Park during Days of '47 Parade July 24, 2014
 SLCPD Motor Squad enters Liberty Park during Days of ’47 Parade, July 24, 2014. (Photo: SLCPD)

SALT LAKE CITY—The Salt Lake City Police Department will be holding its annual motor school for SLCPD officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. The training will be open to media Friday morning at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 W., Salt Lake City, where the unit has trained for more nearly 25 years.

The purpose of the two-week school is to make certain that each candidate is able to operate a motorcycle under different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers. Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam.

The Police Department invites members of the media to observe a training session from 10–11 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014.

WHO: SLCPD Motorcycle Squad and officers from four other agencies
WHAT: Motor School candidates navigating obstacle courses
WHEN: 10–11 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2013
WHERE: Utah State Fairpark parking lot
  155 N. 1000 W.
  Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Attachment: Photo of SLCPD Motorcycle Officers during the Days of ’47 Parade July 24, 2014.
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact thePublic Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397). The PIO will be on scene during this media availability to facilitate interviews with motor school instructors and participants.