City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department Motor Officer Eric Jones was awarded first place in the “Show and Shine”ť competition from the North American Motor Officers Association (NAMOA) at their 25th Annual Training Conference in held in Marysville in mid-May.
The â€śShow and Shineâ€ť competition provides an opportunity for officers to show their pride in care and maintenance of their Motor Unit. Participantsâ€™ Motor Units are judged for overall cleanliness with a white glove inspection, the set-up of emergency equipment (lights, etc.) and graphic appeal.
Out of 160 motorcycle officers in attendance, Motor Officer Jones, who rides a 2009 Harley Davidson Road King â€“ Police model, won first place. He was presented with a plaque and revolving trophy that will be engraved with his name and passed to a new winner every year. An eight-year veteran of the department, Officer Jones is currently assigned to the City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department’s Traffic Unit.
This year, 58 agencies were represented at the conference, including 24 from Washington, 24 from Oregon, 2 from Idaho and 8 from British Columbia.
The purpose of the yearly conference is for motor officers to improve their skills and knowledge through training and competition in various events, including maneuvering motorcycles through courses, cone patterns and obstacles.