MUPD officer pilots specialty all-electric motorcycle
Author: TJ Dysart
The Marquette University Police Department is piloting an all-electric motorcycle. This comes nearly seven months after MUPD announced they would be moving to all hybrid squad cars by 2025 - continuing their leading efforts in sustainability. Malacara highlighted the fact that MUPD already has been doing a great job in its sustainability efforts and hopes that their efforts motivate other departments across campus to consider sustainability in their decision making. “MUPD has taken it upon themselves to move forward with these initiatives completely on their own, and it not only exhibits innovation and leadership but will help us reduce emissions from our fleet vehicles which includes MUPD vehicles,” Malacara said. Malacara said that these sustainability efforts don’t come easy and that they require lots of planning and intent. While sustainability efforts like this are a start, some students say this should only be the beginning.