MemberFee: No Fee for Members
Contact: (309) 268-8430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Police Cyclist course is a 32-hour course for officers and first line supervisors in the practical application of a police bicycle patrol. The training focuses on the use of the bicycle as a patrol vehicle. Participants will spend approximately half of each 8-hour day riding their bikes and negotiating hazards, learning to use the bicycle to make traffic stops, citizen and suspect contacts, and how to safely handle the bicycle in pursuit situations. Participating officers should be in good physical condition.
Course content includes a selection of uniforms and clothing, bicycle and uniform accessories, basic physical fitness and avoiding injuries, bicycle nomenclature, traffic strategies and approach to calls, negotiation of basic and advanced obstacles, vehicle and suspect stops, pursuits and take downs, night patrol, drug enforcement, community relations, and bicycles and firearms.
A Get Active Questionaire will need to be completed prior to the course.
Participants will be required to sign a liability release/waiver on-site.
The classroom will be secured at the end of each day. Equipment may be left in the classroom.