Greensboro police relaunch ‘Motor Unit’ to help with traffic safety

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Four officers were chosen among Greensboro police to serve on the revamped "Motor Unit."

Chief Wayne Scott says 75 percent of all calls coming into the department are related to speeding and traffic safety concerns in residential neighborhoods. With a team of five officers covering four different districts city wide, they hope to address those concerns.

The department leased four brand new motorcycles for officers, using funds from traffic enforcement budget. With state-of-the-art technology, officers can narrow down exactly where and when problems are happening.

“We have different instruments we can use to run radar on streets for several days at a time and collect that data and actually present it to the person,” said Officer Matt Leahey. “We’ll know when the problem times are and where the problem areas are.”

You can file a complaint and get in touch with the member of this unit covering your district by calling the department’s non-emergency line, or through this link.