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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

May 22, 2013

We have statutes in many states against distracted driving, including texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, and other technological multi-tasking. So given the prevalence of in-car computers in patrol cars and how they are often used by an officer who is driving, we have to ask if the rules governing distracted driving apply to police officers as well as the public.

Skidcar Introduces Skidbike for Police Motorcycle Trainers

May 17, 2013
Skidcar System Inc. introduced the Skidbike tool for law enforcement motorcycle training at its annual conference in Las Vegas, according to the company.

Skidcar Hosts Driver Training Conference

October 31, 2012
This year's event will include a broader base that just those in the driver training industry, and will include representatives from law enforcement, fire, EMS, military, municipal fleets, and private driver training academies.

NY Troopers Get Electric Vehicle Training

October 29, 2012
New York State Police officials say troopers will be the first law enforcement officers in the nation to receive special training in responding to crashes involving electric vehicles.

2012 ILEETA Challenge Featured FAAC DrivingForce Simulation System

May 4, 2012
The ILEETA Challenge is a physical exertion, driving, and shooting competition using the FAAC DrivingForce simulation training system. DrivingForce consists of both driver and force options training simulation systems.

Improving Officer Driving Skills

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

LAPD Evaluates Driver Training with Patrol-Car Choice

March 22, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to choose its Crown Vic replacement patrol car, but that hasn't kept the agency's emergency driving trainers from discussing changes in how recruits are trained behind the wheel.

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits

January 12, 2012

Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Launches Tactical Flight Officer Course

July 20, 2011
The two-part Bell Helicopter Tactical Flight Officer course includes an online academic session and resident hands-on training that presents officers with the "practical skills and active engagement needed for aerial mission success in a safe and controlled environment," according to a release.

Vectrix Electric Vehicle Challenge for Officers Benefits Charity

April 25, 2011
More than 80 police officers from 40 departments around the U.S. will participate in the Vectrix Electric Motorcycle Challenge from April 28-30. The event will raise funds for the Spokes4Hope charity for abused children.

Effective Pursuit Driving

December 9, 2010

Michigan State Police Sgt. Jim Flegel of the Precision Driving Unit explains how troopers evaluate patrol vehicles and explains how to correct for skids created by oversteering or understeering.

What a Motor Officer Sees

June 29, 2010
Of course, the cameras are usually mounted lower to the ground, rather than to the officer's helmet, but this video gives a fairly good approximation of what a motor officer sees while riding a cone pattern.

POV: Motor Officer Riding Cone Pattern

June 29, 2010

Pasadena PD's Officer Eddie Chan, a motorcycle skills champion, participates in the 2010 Pasadena Police Motorcycle Training and Skills Competition. This point-of-view clip was recorded with Digital Ally's wearable/mountable FirstVu video system and camera. Video courtesy of Digital Ally.

Police Motorcycle Skills

December 2, 2009

The Orange County Traffic Officer's Association drew 500 motor officers to the 2009 edition of its annual police motorcycle skills competition, which nearly doubled in attendance from a year ago. The event included maneuvers such as balancing the bikes, leaning into turns and quick handlebar transitions that are regularly used in real-world patrol situations. Video shot by Kimberly Pham and edited by Kelly Bracken.

Pursuit Training on the Cheap

November 30, 2009

Making sure police officers can drive well is not enough. They must also keep their mental skills just as sharp to follow policy under stress and exercise good judgment throughout the pursuit.

Motorcycle Skills Competition

October 8, 2009

An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot along the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity about their specialized patrol work. The Orange County Traffic Officer's Association hosted the annual police motorcycle skills competition, which nearly doubled in attendance from a year ago.

Motor Officers Compete To Become 'Top Gun' Rider

October 8, 2009
An annual California police motorcycle skills competition drew almost 500 officers to a sun-drenched parking lot lining the Huntington Beach sand to compete for top-rider honors, train on patterns of neatly arranged orange cones and share a few moments of levity.

MPRI Sells 12 Driver Simulators to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

December 16, 2008
MPRI today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) has purchased 12 PatrolSim IV driver simulators. The simulators will be used to provide basic training to uniformed police and land management professionals.

Tactical Verbalization

September 5, 2008
You should be thinking to yourself as you approach any call for perceived dangers. For example, when I park the patrol car I should not park directly in front of the building. You should take critical microseconds to gain a tactical advantage that places you in an advantageous position to observe and respond.

Safer by Design

April 1, 2008

It's unrealistic to believe all deaths and injuries can be prevented from traffic accidents, of course, but striving toward that goal will undoubtedly help reduce such incidents.

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