To get ready, MPs went to Simmons Army Airfield to train with their new machines. They got instruction in handling the bikes and how to use them to make traffic stops and do other police work.
Participants said the training was rigorous.
"Any safety course after this is gravy," said Sgt. Al Daigre, 42nd MP Detachment. "They're nothing compared to what we've gone through. This is not a slacker's course. If you don't want to know how to really ride, don't come out here."
The new patrol is expected to take to the streets later this year.