The King County Sheriff's Motorcycle Unit is recognized as a leader in police motorcycle policy and procedure, motor officer field training, dignitary protection and motorcade escort, and have a cadre of state-certified instructors, and numerous training programs.
Motorcycle deputies perform the following functions:
- Traffic enforcement
- Instructor certifications
- Dignitary protection and escort
- Parades and special events
- Educational and school activities
- Motorcycle training
Selective Traffic Enforcement Plan (STEP)
The STEP program is funded by the King County Department of Transportation, Roads Division, and targets select arterials within unincorporated King County based on a history of accidents, chronic traffic problems, and high citizen complaints. STEP interacts with unincorporated area councils in an effort to resolve their specific traffic concerns. Program goals are to promote safe driving habits through high visibility, and to help reduce traffic violations and accidents.
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Plan (NTSP)
The NTSP program is funded by the King County Department of Transportation, Roads Division, and targets select residential streets within unincorporated King County primarily in response to citizen complaints. NTSP motorcycle deputies meet with individual communities and work to resolve their local traffic concerns. Areas of enforcement often overlap with STEP, and both programs interact with the shared responsibility of school zone safety.