Brevard Hosts Law Enforcement Officer Motorcycle Competition
By Space Coast Daily // September 20, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Melbourne Police Department and Cocoa Police Department will work together to host the 2nd annual Space Coast Police Motorcycle Safety Training and Trials Event on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m.
The event will be held in the parking lot of the Melbourne Square Mall, located at 1700 West New Haven Avenue, Melbourne.
In addition to providing excellent training for law enforcement officers, the event will also raise funds to benefit “Families of the Shield,” a non-profit organization that supports law enforcement officers and their families in times of need or in the event of an officer’s death.
The event will host more than 50 law enforcement officers from around the State of Florida who will compete in a motorcycle skills competition.
While competing, officers will demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary to safely negotiate obstacles a motor officer may expect to encounter during daily enforcement.
There will also be a special presentation at 11:00 am from “Parkers Brothers Concepts,” a Melbourne based business that is becoming nationally known from their hit TV series “Dream Machines” which airs on the Sci-Fi channel.
Shannon and Mark Parker are donating a very special, custom built motorcycle to the Sheriff’s Office and will be on hand to personally unveil the motorcycle.
The motorcycle will be used as a draw for teens at various crime prevention events to promote safety and crime prevention.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the event at any time throughout the competition.
For additional information, contact Major John Mellick at the Sheriff’s East Precinct at 321-454-6630.