Daytona Beach Police To Start Using Victory Motorcycles

DBPD To Start Patrols On Tourer Models Oct. 1, 2014

The Daytona Beach Police Department has announced that it will begin using Victory Police Motorcycles for its patrols starting this fall.

The Daytona Beach City Commission voted unanimously in May to approve the switch to Victory Police Motorcycles after its current lease to use Harley-Davidson motorcycles expires, and the police department’s motor officers will be patrolling on a fleet of 12 Commander I VPM models starting October 1, 2014. The Commander I VPM models are based on the Victory Cross Country motorcycle.

DBPD Traffic Unit Officer Jason Kilker remarked, “ Victory Police Motorcycles provided a two-page checklist of law enforcement-only options that were available for our officers to select what suited them. These options included, but were not limited to, full-size AR-15 rifle racks, heated grips, and an LED light package that no one can match.”

Victory's press release mentions that a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada are switching to Victory Police Motorcycles "because of performance, reliability, and long-riding comfort. "American-made Victory Motorcycles deliver an unmatched combination of power, maneuverability, cargo capacity, low maintenance costs, and ergonomics that suit officers spending long hours on the job."

Victory Police Motorcycles is a Tucson, Arizona-based company that acquires motorcycles from Victory and equips them to suit the specific needs of individual agencies. The VPM staff typically equips a Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads, or Victory Vision with equipment such as lights, radio, and siren, a secondary battery to power electronic equipment, and custom paint with the agency’s logo. Additional accessories can include tip-over protection, skid plate, firearms and radar holsters, alternate windshields, and more. VPM says it does not need to make any performance or handling modifications to the motorcycles it provides to law enforcement agencies (though we're not clear if that means they do or not anyway).

a customized Victory Police Motorcycle

The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) will lease a fleet of 12 Commander I models, each of which is equipped with LED lights, a radio box, and a siren, and features the department’s paint scheme and ogo. Volusia Motorsports in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, will provide service and maintenance for the fleet.

The Daytona Beach Police Department serves the city with the “World’s Most Famous Beach,” and a place that is especially busy during several major events held in Daytona Beach each year. Daytona International Speedway is the site of several weeks of car and motorcycle racing activity each year, and the town has hosted multiple Bike Weeks and Spring Break celebrations that attract tens of thousands of visitors each spring. Starting in October, famous routes in the city such as Main Street, Beach Street, International Speedway Boulevard, Route A1A, and more will be patrolled by DBPD motor officers on Victory Police Motorcycles.

About VPM

Victory Police Motorcycles is a Tucson, Arizona-based supplier of Victory motorcycles equipped for use by law enforcement agencies. Learn more at www.VictoryPoliceMotorcycles.com.

About Victory Motorcycles

Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers, and touring motorcycles. Information is available at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.