June 21, 2015
Deputies Matt Smith and Joey Trotter stand next to their motor bikes during a dirt bike demonstration. Smith and Trotter are two of the five deputies in the Carson City Sheriff's Office's Motor Unit, where they use motorcycles and dirt bikes in lieu of traditional police vehicles.
Many people think that getting to ride a motorcycle all day for work would be nothing but fun and games, however for the Carson City Sheriff’s Office’s Motor Unit it’s hard work, long training and of course, a little bit of fun. Five deputies make up the Motor Unit that combines their passion for bikes and police work. For the Motor Unit, instead of being in a car, they spend most of their time on motorcycles or dirt bikes conducting traffic stops, clearing accidents and responding to calls instead of in the police cars.