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Ann Arbor Police Department Brings Back Motorcycles After 30 Years, November 1981

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Ann Arbor News, November 4, 1981
Caption
Back In Style - No, the Ann Arbor police didn't steal the idea from The CHIPS. Actually, city streets used to be patrolled by motorcycles prior to the 1950s, but four-wheeled squad cars forced them into retirement. Now the two-wheelers are coming back after 30 years because, officials say, they use less gasoline, are cheaper and can maneuver more efficiently through traffic congestion. Patrolmen Harry Jinkerson (left) and Thomas Kemp try out their new machines flanked by (from left, standing), Capt. Kenneth Klinge, Mayor Louis D. Belcher, City Administrator Terry V. Sprenkel, Patrolman Rick Cornell and Police Chief William J. Corbett.
Month
November
Year
1981
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