Since its inception, SES has been comprised of specially selected, highly trained and motivated, and dedicated motor personnel. They are responsible for a myriad of motor-related responsibilities deemed critical by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). As such, the requirements and expectations required to be a member of SES, either as an officer or supervisor are exceptionally high. Currently, SES consists of one (1) motorcycle lieutenant, one (1) motorcycle sergeant and eleven (10) motorcycle officers.
The Section is responsible for several functions related to commercial vehicle enforcement and motorcycle related training for LAPD, including outside allied law enforcement agencies throughout California.