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 The two new Harley Davidsons will replace two 2001 models the department says were outdated and not fuel efficient.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