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Hamilton County Sheriff will get new Harleys

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department will get two new motorcycles after all.

Commissioners questioned the purchase request last week. But Greg Hartmann says he's satisfied with the Sheriff's response.

"I'm convinced an efficient and legitimate law enforcement purpose was established," says Hartmann.

The department reinstated the motorcycle patrol in 2013 and reassigned four officers to the unit. The two new Harley Davidsons will replace two 2001 models the department says were outdated and not fuel efficient.

In an email, the Sheriff's Department says the program has been effective, citing these numbers:

Days on Patrol: 581 Citations Issued: 1,145 Traffic Stops: 1,982 School Zone Checks: 916 Crashes handled: 181 Traffic Related Calls Responded to: 1,644 Crime Related Calls Responded to: 766