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Basic Academy Driving Instructor
This course is designed to provide the student with skills necessary to teach the driving unit in the Peace Officer Basic Training. The class also provides the foundation for in-service driver training. Liability issues and other topics will be discussed in a classroom setting. There is extensive practical application of driving techniques during which students must demonstrate competency in driving skills and the ability to instruct others in these techniques. Students will be required to assist with instructing a basic Emergency Vehicle Operations course during the last three days of class and will be required to make an in-class presentation. Night exercises are possible. Vehicles will be provided. Techniques for handling in-service and problem drivers will be covered.
Note: Students are outside on the driving course regardless of the weather. Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. Students are required to bring a copy of their department emergency response and pursuit policy. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Special Concerns: Student instructors must dress appropriately as instructors during day three, four and five of the course. BDU-style trousers and polo-type shirts are recommended.
Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that each student successfully complete a basic Emergency Vehicle Operations course within the previous three years. Previous completion of an Instructor Skills course is not required for attendance, but will prove very helpful.
||Private security cost
|June 16 - June 20, 2014
||Add $25 per course day