The Kawasaki Motor Company made its mark in the Law Enforcement community in 1975 with police specified options made available after manufacture. In 1976, these options became available at the factory. The TV Show "CHiP's" made the KZ 1000 series famous in the early 1980's.
Kawasaki began its police motorcycle production in 1975 with the 900 series modified through the addition of a shop-installed kit and ended its run in 2005 with its last model, the 2005 KZ 1000 P-24. Starting in 2009, the Concours 14P and the Police 1400 Enforcer have been adopted by a number of law enforcement agencies. These motorcycles are not manufactured for law enforcement but are converted aftermarket for police use.
The Sweetwater, Florida Police Department, donated this motorcycle to the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.