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Bergen County Donates Motorcycle to Glen Rock PD

One Glen Rock patrolman's time and expertise helped bring a Harley destined for auction to the borough's fleet.

As part of its focus to parse down its large pool of vehicles, the county was ready to ditch a police motorcycle. It just so happened Glen Rock's police department was in need.

Hailed as a strong utilization of local shared service agreements, the Harley Davidson once destined for auction now has a permanent home in the borough.

On Thursday morning, County Executive Kathleen Donovan and Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins joined local officials to drop off the title. It joins the BMW motorcycle the borough obtained more than a year ago.

"We had something we werent going to use anymore and glen rock had a need for it," Donovan told GRTV. "It was a perfect fit...we're delighted the mayor wanted it, the chief of police in Glen Rock wanted it. We look forward to it having many more good years of service in glen rock and the surrounding area to keep us safe."

The transfer likely wouldn't have came to fruition if not for the efforts of Patrolman Adam Pyatak, who spent his off time refurbishing the bike to get it road ready. It has all the equipment necessary, including electronics.

"Officer Pyatak was instrumental in getting this bike up to where it should be," said Glen Rock Police Chief Frederick Stahman, who thanked Donovan and Higgins. "I have to give all the credit to him for making it happen."

The bike will be used in patrol for traffic enforcement and also as a community relations vehicle.

Once the license plate arrives, it can be put to service.

Rene January 25, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Well done. Not many win/win situations anymore, but this certainly seems like one. Kudos to Officer Pyatak and the administration.
Mikka H January 26, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Boss Hog ! sweet.....

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