March 18, 2013
Albemarle County police officers brought back high honors from a weekend motorcycle competition in Charleston, S.C.
A number of officers took part in the Palmetto Police Motorcycle Competition in Charleston. Officers performed in the competitive courses, maneuvering around cones to test their precision.
The event gave police an opportunity to network and exchange training ideas with other departments.
Police took the first- and second-place awards in the novice division, and also a first-place award in the intermediate division.
"The main focus is to have the officers build their skills, and the skills that they learn can one day hopefully save their lives if something happens on the street to them in the real world," said traffic unit officer Randy Jamerson.
The police department plans to join Charlottesville and the University of Virginia police in May for another local competition at Charlottesville Fashion Square to benefit the Special Olympics.