Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship

The Louisiana city of Gonzales will host the 15th annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship in October.

The event is designed to offer training, competition and charitable fundraising, according to the Shreveport Times.

For the second year, Webster and Bossier sheriffs’ offices will be represented at the Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Competition Oct. 7-11 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. They hope other Northwest Louisiana agencies join in.

… As the instructor for the Bossier Parish sheriffs’ motorcycle division, Deputy Jeff Pleasants said the main advantage of having as many participants as possible at the competition is putting the motorcycle riders on the same page. It’s important, he said, that all operate in a uniform manner.

“I can’t imagine why any agency would not send an officer to represent them. It makes the department look good, and it helps the kids,” Webster sheriff’s Deputy Tony Matteson told the Shreveport Times. “You get the chance to hone your skills in riding and be safer on the streets.”

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