Police Cyclist
Number: 687
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

The Police Cyclist course is state certified through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. It 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.

What to bring: Each student is required to bring an 18/21 speed quality mountain bike (no hybrids, 10-speeds, or property room bikes), bicycle helmet that meets ANSI 90.4, Snell or CPSC-approved protective eyewear, cycling gloves, a water bottle, and a headlight and red taillight for night riding. The participant is also encouraged to wear their bike uniform. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

Limit: 10 students

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