The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit is hosting the 2014 North American Motor Officers (NAMOA) Conference May 15-17 at Audi Wilsonville (26600 Southwest 95th Avenue, Wilsonville, OR 97070). [ map ] The conference provides an opportunity for law-enforcement motor officers to train and improve their ride skills. The public and media are invited to watch.
• The conference website
• Promotional YouTube video teasing the conference's motorcycle obstacle courses
• Full training/event itinerary for the conference (PDF format)
The annual conference features vendors and numerous training opportunities for motor officers from around the Northwest and beyond. The three-day schedule includes timed courses, expert training courses, competitions, and simulated high-risk traffic stops.
This year 110 riders from will attend the conference to test their skills.
Each year, the conference is held in a different venue within Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Canada. This is the first year the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has handled hosting duties for the conference. The Sheriff's Office was helped in its conference planning by members of the Lake Oswego Police Department, West Linn Police Department, Milwaukie Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.
From 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, conference attendees will also participate in the Steve Tunken Memorial Ride. Tunken was a motorcycle officer who died of cancer in 2002. A mandatory rider briefing before the ride will be held at 3 p.m.
The conference also presents an opportunity for citizens to watch and interact with police officers from all over the Northwest and beyond.
For a full list of conference sponsors, click here.
Media outlets interested in covering the conference can contact Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Nate Thompson.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office