The Manchester Township Police Motor Unit was started in November of 2008, after receiving a generous donation in the form of a 2006 Police Harley Davidson Road King from Ocean County Harley Davidson, as well as a the generous donation of the associated emergency equipment from Carmona Bolen Home for Funerals.
This unit was created with several goals in mind:
- The ability to supplement patrol with an alternative means of traffic enforcement;
- To offer the Division a less visible means of crime detection and prevention;
- To promote public relations by providing the residents a more readily available means of speaking with officers;
- To serve as primary vehicle for special events.
Patrolman Robert Sharry was the first Manchester Township Police officer chosen to be a member of this unit. Shortly after being chosen, Patrolman Sharry was enrolled into the Northwestern University Harley Davidson Police Motor Officer Instructor Class. Since completing this course, Patrolman Sharry has been instrumental in expanding the unit and assisting other officers in getting certified as police motor officers.