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

Ann Arbor Police Department Brings Back Motorcycles After 30 Years, November 1981 image
Published In
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.

Ann Arbor Police Officer G. Robert Seifert In New City Police Car, January 1976

Ann Arbor Police Officer G. Robert Seifert In New City Police Car, January 1976 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 26, 1976
Caption
New Look - Sgt. Robert Seifert of the Ann Arbor Police Department sits in one of seven new city police cars painted black with a white top. The old cars were brown and white. Major Howard Zeck said the department is buying five more cars that will be painted all white for greater visibility. And those five cars will be compacts that are a bit less costly to purchase and much cheaper to maintain than the standard-sized police car, Zeck said.

Ann Arbor Police Officers With Parking Enforcement Motorcycles, February 1968

Ann Arbor Police Officers With Parking Enforcement Motorcycles, February 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 16, 1968
Caption
Meter Maids And Their Motorcycles - City Police Chief Walter E. Krasny stands between the two types of motorcycles now being manned by Police Department meter maids. Mrs. Tommie Stewart, left, sits on a three-wheel cycle, similar to those ridden by male traffic officers and Mrs. Elaine Allen is on a small, two-wheel machine which Krasny says is more maneuverable in downtown traffic. The chief says if the small cycle proves practical, Mrs. Stewart will also be assigned to one. She is assigned to parking meter patrol on city streets, while Mrs. Allen checks the city's various parking lots and structures.

Ann Arbor Police Accept Keys to New Motorcycles Purchased From Downtown Honda Co., November 1966

Ann Arbor Police Accept Keys to New Motorcycles Purchased From Downtown Honda Co., November 1966 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 5, 1966
Caption
Increase In Mobility Expected: City Traffic patrolmen William Miller and Jan Suomala, left to right, stand behind two new motorcycles to be used by police to get through heavy traffic while Detective Lt. Eugene L. Staudenmaier, third from left, checks over a lighter, two-wheel cycle which will be used by his division for quick, downtown runs. Traffic Lt. Howard A. Zeck, second from right, accepts the keys to the cycles from Hugh Wenk, owner of the Downtown Honda Co., 310 E. Washington St., where the cycles were purchased. City police have not used two-wheel cycles for 10 years.

Ann Arbor Police Department Shows Off New Police Car, January 1958

Ann Arbor Police Department Shows Off New Police Car, January 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 18, 1958
Caption
New Police Car: Patrolman Thomas Moore stands beside one of the new white, black, and gold patrol cars the Ann Arbor Police Department is putting into service. The department had two of the new cars in service today and it was possible a third one would be in use this afternoon. Eight of the new cars are being acquired.

Ann Arbor Police Department Motorcycle Patrolman Walter DeDula, May 1958

Ann Arbor Police Department Motorcycle Patrolman Walter DeDula, May 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 18, 1958
Caption
Ready To Go: This is a pose quite familiar to Patrolman Walter DeDula as he prepares to leave Ann Arbor police headquarters on his motorcycle for another day of traffic duty.