Police motorcycles could be bought back to Jersey after being scrapped in 2004 to save money.
Jersey's new police chief, Mike Bowron, said motorcycles would be a welcome addition to the force.
But he said that introducing motorcycles would probably mean sacrificing police cars to pay for it.
He said: "Personally I think there is a case for bringing motorcycles back to Jersey. I have asked for work to be done in terms of affordability."
Mr Bowron said: "In light of the current economic constraints we have to be careful how we spend public money."
Deputy Bob Hill, a fomer officer in the Met Police in the UK, said a lot of thought needed to be given to the type of motorcycles used.
He said: "I don't think there is any place whatsoever now for the big motorbikes, around 1,000 cc.
"But I do think there is a place for the smaller ones, I would think something around 125 [cc] would be able to get around the island quickly.
"It would certainly be of assistance to police officers themselves getting through traffic."
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