Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to use Harley's to patrol

Sunday, March 18th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies will soon be cruising the streets on hogs.

The Sheriff's Office received a 100-thousand dollar grant from the Oklahoma Department of Public safety to purchase two Harley-Davidson police motorcycles.

The department will pay for two full-time deputies to become the new patrol unit.

Sheriff Stanley Glanz says he thinks his department was approved for its first-ever motorcycle unit because Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers need help patrolling the unincorporated areas around Tulsa.

D-P-S statistics from 1999 show Tulsa County ranked first in the number of overall accidents. The county had just four fatality wrecks, but had more than 200 non-incapacitating accidents.

County commissioners say the officers will attend a Harley-Davidson program for training.