Location: On-site/Pre-arranged (patrol bikes and equipment are provided)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Course Overview: All students will be completing the following course outline. All of our classes were specially developed for basic bike patrol, and offer limited combative or weapons training. This will vary per department.
On-Site Classes: We can set up classes at your site with a minimum amount of students. Departments can combine students from other agencies at their discretion. Please contact us for details and set-up arrangements.
Requirements: This is a basic skills, riding and safety class. Individuals should be in good physical shape and have some bike riding experience. Officers are asked to wear comfortable clothing suited for training. Please, no street attire (including slacks, dress shirts or boots). Uniforms are highly recommended.
Description: Students will learn basic bike patrol techniques including: mounting and dismounting, emergency stops, slow maneuvering, curb hopping, traffic safety, nutrition, basic bike maintenance, bike positioning, and other basic contact skills. Students will be required to meet the riding skills test and pass a written examination.
Equipment: ABPS will provide the student with a patrol bike to use, if desired, gloves & water bottles and a cinch bag to keep. New, reduced-cost helmets are available to purchase day of the class. Please note that by using our equipment, the officers are notresponsible for any damage that occurs in class. Use of personal equipment is the sole responsibility of the officer. All equipment will meet A.N.S.I. requirements as mandated by U.S. safety standards.
Materials: All materials required for the course will be provided. This includes reference and testing materials, certificate of completion, officers’ evaluations and scores.
Note: Although this course follows the outline of the California State Law Enforcement basic bike patrol course, it has been modified to eliminate an endurance ride and shooting day. It is strictly an instructional and safety course taught by P.O.S.T. certified instructors. If your department requires or allows the use of special equipment, please call us with your requests, and we will modify the course curriculum as needed.
Certification: Officers receive a certification of completion upon satisfactorily passing both the written and practical applications. Certifications will expire one year from the printed date.
Tuition: Cost of the course plus helmet can be billed to the department on open terms. Travel expenses out of the area (lodging/Fuel) are extra.