This week Milwaukee Sergeant Mike Edwards took his mounted police department to the Harley-Davidson Museum where it was received by Willie G. and Bill Davidson to celebrate a century of collaboration on 2 wheels.
I don’t know if the Milwaukee PD has the longest collaboration with Harley-Davidson, but what I know is that the first Harley-Davidson police motorcycle was delivered to the Detroit Police Department in 1908. Police and military organizations have a very long relation with the Milwaukee brand and realized the advantages of using Harley-Davidson motorcycles, a high resale value being one big advantage for all PD’s. The company states that during the last 10 years, Harley-Davidson police sales have more than doubled. Today, just as in the late 1920s, more than 3,400 police departments ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the U.S. alone. Harley-Davidson Police motorcycles are also used in 45 countries. Harley-Davidson (picture copyright Milwaukee JO). Thanks Jay.