Please be aware that in Eugene on Wednesday, August 30, there will be multiple agencies from around the state training on motorcade skills. Part of the training will involve conducting simulated motorcades through the city. During these motorcades, motorcycle and traffic vehicle officers will be blocking intersections while the motorcade passes through. The closures will last no more than two to three minutes, more often less than one minute. If you encounter this, it will only be a short stop and we thank you in advance for your patience!
Eugene Police is hosting the training to help motor and traffic officers hone the skills they need to safely provide escorts when they are required in their areas. These types of events can be dangerous for officers. A recent example in Bellevue, Washington, underscores the importance and seriousness of the assignment. The training goal is to enhance the ability of officers to safely protect those visiting in our areas.