October 4, 2016

SCPD Host Annual Multi-Agency Motorcycle Recertification

The Santa Cruz Police Department Traffic Unit hosted an annual multi-agency motorcycle recertification training day on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. Officers are required to successfully complete this intense training each year. After the training is completed, officers participate in a skills competition. Winners get their names added to a trophy that is displayed at the winning agency until the next year’s competition. The trophy is a source of pride for the winning officers and their respective agency.  (Similar to the Stanley Cup).
However, this year, every agency forfeited their right to compete in order to honor California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Enox. Sgt. Enox tragically passed away on July 12, 2014. Sgt. Enox was well respected and a mentor to most of the officers participating. California Highway Patrol Captain Paul Vincent and Mark Riggins, Sgt. Enox’s family members, graciously accepted the trophy to honor Sgt. Enox.
The trophy will be displayed at the Santa Cruz CHP office for the next year and the memorial plaque will be permanently displayed on the Sgt. Kevin Enox memorial trophy.

In addition to Santa Cruz Police officers, Santa Cruz CHP, Monterey CHP, Redwood City CHP, Watsonville PD, Scotts Valley PD and Capitola PD all sent representatives. In total, there were 40 motorcycle officers in attendance.

SCPD would like to extend a thank you to all agencies that participated and would like to send a special thanks to CHP Officer Sam Courtney for the incredible multi-surface training ride.
We would also like to thank retired SCPD Chief Belcher, Deputy Chief Locke, and Lt. Vlassis for returning to duty temporarily to provide us with an amazing lunch.