Tom - 

Tom has been an officer since 2006 and became a motor officer in 2009.  He became a police motor instructor in 2011 and has instructed at several Motor Schools teaching new motor officers the skills to stay safe on the road.  Tom has competed in the Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition in 2010, 2011, and 2015, as well as the Gila River Police Motorcycle Competition in 2014 and 2015.  Tom designed the course for, and assisted with the organization of the First Annual Desert Wind Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Skills Competition which was the largest police and civilian combined motorcycle skills event in the southwest.

Prior to his law enforcement career, Tom spent 8 years in the active duty Army with deployments to Bosnia and Saudi Arabia.

Tom’s love for motorcycles began at a young age when his uncles would take him for rides around the neighborhood.  He attended the MSF Basic course in 2000 and has been riding ever since.  His current ride is a 2001 Honda Goldwing. 

 

Tom has a passion for continued training in order to stay safe while riding and is anxious to share this knowledge and skill set with the public.

Mike -

 

Instructor and part owner Mike Todd retired after 28 years with the Phoenix Police Department (AZ). During his career Mike held positions as a patrol officer, Sergeant, Background Investigator, Detective positions, Academy Instructor, Training Squad Supervisor, Sergeant-in-Training (SIT) Instructor, Facilities Supervisor and various undercover assignments.

 

Mike has been riding motorcycles for the past 15 years. He originally obtained his motorcycle endorsement through the TEAM Arizona course. Over the the past 3 years he has seriously dedicated himself to the improvement of his skills, knowledge and ability by seeking out training opportunities with the Chandler Police Department (AZ), Surprise Police Department  and advanced motor training with the Peoria Police Department (AZ), becoming a member of the Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team, instructing Skill Enhancement motorcycle training offered by the team, and of course taking a training class with ProRider taught by Motor Officers Travis Rowland (Mesa PD) and Tom Lombardi (Chandler PD/Pinal County Sheriff’s Dept). Mike heavily credits his advanced skill riding to Travis & Tom!!

 

Mike is also a competitive rider in Police/Civilian motor competitions, having respectable placements in the first Desert Winds HD competition (2017 & 2018). Traveled and competed in the states of Texas, Nebraska, and California (1st Place in San Francisco 2019). 

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