Fairfield police to host motorcycle competition

By From page A4 | May 14, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department’s inaugural Fairfield Police Motorcycle Training Competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Solano Town Center at 1350 Travis Blvd. near the Sears Automotive department.

The event challenges police motorcycle officers from all over Northern California to train and compete in events designed to simulate police enforcement motorcycle riding. All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund.

This event is open for the public.

A bicycle rodeo and jump house will be set up for children. There will also be several Police and Fire Department displays including SWAT, Mobile Field Force, Crisis Negotiations Team, Crime Prevention, Operation 10 fingerprinting, fire ladder truck, Police Activities League, K-9 demonstrations and a motorcycle stunt rider.

For more information about the motorcycle training competition, go to www.fairfieldpoa.com.

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  • 2realMay 14, 2014 - 6:17 am

    There you go. Waist taxpayers money having fun driving around doing nothing while people are getting killed on the street. No point for this!

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  • BMay 14, 2014 - 7:39 am

    Apparently we should not waste tax dollars and put it back in the school system. A positive interaction for civilians and police offices is good for the community. Stop crying.

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  • CD BrooksMay 14, 2014 - 7:12 am

    Because we know they don't get any practice on the street...

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  • caligirl12May 14, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    this is a good thing for the community. People are so quick to judge and think this is a waist. What is a waist is the time & money that the police and the fire department have to spend going on the calls because of ignorance. Building a better repor with the community helps the next generation from falling into the same crap their parents and others are showing them.

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  • happyMay 14, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    This event is actually put on by donations from vendors who attend. Agencies all over the country put on great events like these every year. Its nice to see Fairfield actually getting to participate in something positive for a change! Enough of the negative for once. Great job Fairfield!

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  • CD BrooksMay 14, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Yeah, not exactly feeling the support here? Interesting that this event provides funds for the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund. All the revenue in the world is waiting at every corner and it could go to the Fairfield, CA assistance fund. Just sayin...

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  • 2realMay 14, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Exactly CD, people are so oblivious to the events behind closed doors. OH YAY SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT! Someone give me one good reason how this is good for the community?? Now im not necessarily saying its bad but id like to know where us tax payers benefit....

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  • LilMay 14, 2014 - 11:15 pm

    I didn't even know we had motorcycle cops in Fairfield.

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  • CD BrooksMay 15, 2014 - 7:08 am

    Lil, I believe we used to have 6 of them as part of traffic division. Not sure what we have now? Bikes. We know there's no traffic...

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  • LilMay 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Seriously, a couple of years ago, I called in an incident on West Texas. The police arrived wearing SWAT jackets but they were on bicycles. It was freaking hilarious. I am pretty sure they were not actually SWAT and the situation didn't need SWAT but the jackets and the bicycles just didn't go together.

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