Tucson Police hosting 17th annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition | Events
The Tucson Police Department is hosting a training competition this Friday and Saturday at Park Place Mall.
This is the 17th annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition (SPMTC), which will be held at the east end of a parking lot at Park Place Mall. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
On April 19, Motor Officers will be practicing for the event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the actual competition taking place on Saturday, April 20. The official event will begin Saturday at 7 a.m. and is expected to last until 4 p.m.
According to TPD this event was started in 1997, by TPD Motorcycle Officers to help provide an opportunity for motorcycle officers from around the U.S. to get together and share training ideas, as well as to promote quality training for motorcycle officers. This was also a great chance to help raise funds for the Arizona Special Olympics.
In this year’s competition over one hundred twenty five motorcycle officers, representing twenty-four different agencies from four different states, riding Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW and Kawasaki motorcycles will get together at Park Place Mall to train, compete and raise money.
Officers will compete in four different events including, the Individual, Team, Pair Ride and Slow Ride competitions.
The event raises money for Special Olympics Arizona through sponsorships from local businesses, fundraisers and sales at the competition sight. Motor Officers themselves will pitch in as the motor boot is passed around at the awards banquet on Saturday night.
For further information, please contact Sergeant Mary Kay Slyter at the Tucson Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division at (520)837-7250.