The Precinct 5 Motors Division is comprised of motorcycle units who’s primary objective is traffic enforcement within Precinct 5, including the managed lanes of the Toll Road. Along with ensuring traffic flows as smoothly as possible, they also assist with school zones and accident scenes. One of the many benefits of a motor unit is the capability to get to incidents faster. The small size enables the officer to maneuver through traffic to get where they are needed. Because of this the unit is invaluable in assisting virtually every other division within the department. The Motors team also works some special events such as National Night Out, the Katy Rodeo Parade and department funerals.
Each officer rides either a Harley or a Honda Gold Wing and logs thousands of hours of riding a year. To join the Motor Division, officers undergo 40 hours of mandated class through the department. This training consists of riding eight hours a day and completing difficult obstacle courses designed to hone their riding skills. At the end of the course each officer must pass both a driving and written test before earning their motorcycle wings.