On October 7, 2006 the annual Park Road Parade marked the first day of use of the police department's two new Harley Davidson motorcycles being operated by Traffic Division Lieutenant David Dubiel, Officers Christopher Chappell, Brian Hill, and Richard Gesualdi. The police motorcycles were purchased through a $60,000 grant from the Department of Transportation.
The West Hartford Police Department first began using motorcycles on October 7, 1923 when it acquired a 4-cylinder Henderson. The motorcycles were discontinued in 1985. The parade marked the 83rd anniversary of the return of department's original motorcycle unit. The new motor units are being used for traffic enforcement details.
Members of the Motor Patrol Squad are:
Capt. David Dubiel (860) 523-2008
Lieutenant Frank Fallon (860) 523-2002 ext. 8245
Sergeant Christopher Chappell (860) 523-2002 ext. 8264
Detective Brian Hill (860) 523-2139
Officer Richard Gesualdi (860) 523-2002 ext. 8255
Officer Brian Cantele (860) 523-2002 ext. 8275