CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Clarkstown's has a new motorcycle officer with the graduation last week of Officer Rob McDermott from the Yonkers Police Motorcycle School.
The school, created in 1992, as a five-day course, has evolved into one of the area's most rigorous courses that attracts students from across the tri-state. Today's school includes 10 days of instruction along with cone courses and field rides.
Following graduation, all students are provided with a Department of Criminal Justice Services certified diploma.
The course, a collaborative effort that includes instructors from MTA, NYPD, Yorktown, New Castle, Greenburgh, Bedford, Clarkstown, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County and Stamford, Conn., has an extraordinary success rate.
This year's students came from the following departments: Yonkers, Mt. Vernon, White Plains, Larchmont, Harrison, Eastchester, Clarkstown, Duchess County, Putnam County, and Stamford.