The know-how and training of the French gendarmerie in the matter of motorcycles is among the highest in the entire world. That is the result of an intensive training session which, depending on the workplace that the attendant is aiming at can vary from 5 to 8 months. Furthermore, they have to go through this procedure every five years.
Every French gendarme in the motorcycle patrol has excellent both on- and off-road riding abilities, most of them being passionate about what they are doing. And by the way they are trained no wonder a few teams even race in competitions such as Dakar.