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EVOC – Law Enforcement

Emergency vehicle operation is one of law enforcement’s primary activities, but officers are killed every year in their patrol cars. To prevent this, refresh your driver training with courses on pursuit driving, vehicle safety, professional police driving, driving techniques, and emergency driving techniques.

Course Name Course Description Length
Defensive Driving Principles The cost of a single accident can easily exceed $1.4 million dollars not only because of the costs associated with vehicle repair but also insurance premiums, fleet repair bills, workers’ compensation claims, and medical bills. When officers apply defensive driving principles to their everyday driving routine, as well as during emergency calls or pursuits, they can mitigate these risks and increase the safety for themselves and everyone around them. In this course, learners will review the principles of defensive driving including braking methods, how the laws of motion impact drivers, and the rules of skid control. 2h
Driving Techniques The dependability of your driving skills is based on your knowledge and experience. As an officer, you will likely experience emergency calls and high-speed pursuits that will require all of your skills to maintain control of the vehicle and increase the safety of those around you. In this course, learners will review the tenets of performance driving, the importance of understanding how to traverse curves, and the tried and true driving techniques law enforcement academies teach their cadets every year. 1h
Professional Police Driving 200 officers are killed in car accidents every year, and more officers are killed from motor vehicle accident than line of duty deaths. As an officer, you are likely to spend a lot of time in your patrol car, and when the time comes for an emergency, knowing how to drive professionally can make all the difference to you and everyone around you on the road. In this course, learners will review permissible conduct for police driving and the state and federal cases that form the laws that protect police pursuits today. 1h
Pursuit Driving Basics Police work is already a dangerous activity. Add in the perils of high-speed pursuit driving and all its corresponding components, and you have a recipe for disaster. Although this training can’t substitute for real-life driver’s training, officers’ understanding of the fundamentals of pursuit driving basics can help them to be better and safer drivers on the road, avoid liability for accidents in the course of police work, and implement clear pursuit driving policies that align with state and federal statutes as well as a department’s specific philosophy. 1h
Vehicle Safety Law enforcement has enough to worry about before each shift—the reliability of your police vehicle shouldn’t be another. In order to do your job without hindrances, it’s important to have confidence that one of the most important tools of your job is going to perform well. Before you begin each shift, there are some important steps you should take to ensure the safety of your vehicle as well as its operation when in use. In this course, learners will review the pre-shift vehicle safety inspection, proper safety operations, and proper steering techniques. When officers have these basic safety measures under their belt, they and the public know that they are in safe hands. 1h