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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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.

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Skidcar Introduces Skidbike for Police Motorcycle Trainers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Vectrix Electric Vehicle Challenge for Officers Benefits Charity

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.

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