Sheriff's Department Adds 2024 Road Glide Motorcycle to Fleet, a State First

The latest Harley-Davidson policing motorcycle has arrived in Cheboygan County.

The Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department is leasing a 2024 Road Glide, making them the first in Michigan to receive this model.

Lt. Andrew LaLonde and Deputy Brad Renwick traveled to Troy for a two-week training program, enabling them to patrol the county on the new motorcycle.

Undersheriff Josh Ginop, Lt. Andrew LaLonde, Paul Desy, Jeff Dickey, and Sheriff Timothy Cook posed with the new 2024 Road Glide, now part of the county fleet.

Lt. LaLonde noted that the motorcycles are primarily used for public relations events—such as parades and charity rides—but are also effective in navigating high-traffic areas.

Zips Harley-Davidson in Gaylord has partnered with the sheriff’s department for over 20 years.

LaLonde expressed hope that the new motorcycle will remind drivers to be mindful of motorcyclists and to "look twice to save a life."

Lt. Andrew LaLonde and Jeff Dickey inspect the 2024 Road Glide, now part of the Cheboygan County fleet.

“The summer is generally busy, and these smaller bikes blend into traffic, making it more dangerous to ride a motorcycle,” LaLonde said. “We're just asking the public to look twice and make sure you’re not pulling out in front of a motorcycle.”

Zips Harley-Davidson Manager Paul Desy highlighted the Road Glide model's new safety features, including traction control and ABS brakes.

The 2024 Harley-Davidson Road Glide joined the Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department fleet last week.

Sheriff Timothy Cook expressed gratitude to Undersheriff Josh Ginop and Lt. Andrew LaLonde for their efforts in making the lease possible.