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Law Enforcement schedule

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***The EVOC, PIT and Night PIT meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board.

Departmental permission is required and a Hold Harmless agreement must be on file for all courses.

Law Enforcement-Licensed (EVOC) 8am–4pm, 8 post credits: 1.5 hours classroom and 6.5 hours in vehicle. 

**NOTE: Officers previously certified in PIT (within the last five years) will be given the opportunity to take a PIT Refresher during this EVOC course, at no additional cost.

Exercises include: Squad cars

  • Collision Avoidance.
  • Straight Line Brake.
  • Brake & Steer Combinations.
  • Serpentine.
  • Backing for Emergency Vehicles.
  • Skid Prevention & Control.
  • Emergency Vehicle Cornering.
  • Intersection Management.
  • Highway Response Driving.
  • Effectiveness of Emergency Warning Equipment.
  • Case Law of EVOC & Pursuit Driving.
  • Physiological & Psychological Aspects of Driving Code and Pursuits.
  • Pursuit Driving Tactics.

Pursuit Intervention Tactics (PIT) 8am–4pm, 8 post credits: Courses held April-October, 1.5 hours classroom and 6.5 hours in vehicle. Officers will use the MHSRC's custom designed vehicles to ensure safety. Upon completion, officers will be capable of maneuvering a suspect's vehicle to a specific targeted point, relative to the roadway, when a driver refuses to stop.PIT Cars

Prerequisites:

Participants must be licensed officers.

Officers must have been EVOC certified within the past 5 years.

In addition to the mandate requirements, this course also covers two major areas:

  1. The proper technique of safely & efficiently using a police vehicle to remove a fleeing suspect from the roadway.
  2. The proper technique for completing a felony stop with a PIT. 

Each officer will work from basic pacing techniques up to and including the full PIT maneuver. Officers will experience this technique, both from the officers' position as well as driving and riding in the fleeing vehicle.

Night PIT (PIT & EVOC refresher) 3pm–11pm, 8 post credits: Courses are in the Spring and Fall, 1.5 hours classroom and 6.5 hours in vehicle. This is the EVOC Course with heavier emphasis on PIT and takes place at night, when most PITs happen. 

Exercises include:

  • Night Vision Techniques, including reading car shadows.
  • Emergency Equipment.
  • Timed Code Three Runs.
  • Pursuits.
  • Braking.
  • Acceleration and Cornering Techniques.
  • Evasive Steering.
  • Controlled Brake.
  • Skid Control.
  • Serpentine.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be licensed officers.

Officers must have completed a PIT or an EVOC with PIT refresher at the MHSRC within the past 5 years.

Advanced Driving Skills (ADS) for Non-Sworn Law Enforcement: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm:  Courses are 1.5 hours classroom and 5.5 hours of in vehicle. Designed for law enforcement professionals who respond to non-emergency calls. Officers responding to emergency calls should take the EVOC course.

Exercises include:

  • Collision Avoidance.
  • Straight Line Braking.
  • Control Brake with special emphasis on brake types (e.g. Air Hydraulics).
  • Serpentine.
  • Backing.
  • Parking.
  • Skid Control.

On-Duty Ride Along for Law Enforcement 1 post credit per two hour session:

Do you have an officer who is having problems that are not covered in our regular courses? The MHSRC certified instructors will come to your location, on any shift, and ride along with your officer.  Instruction will be offered to help the officer, regarding safe driving issues. You will have the option of a written evaluation, following the ride along. This one-on-one evaluation will educate officers, who are experiencing driving difficulties or have high accident rates. Rates are hourly starting from the time the instructor leaves the MHSRC and ending when they return to the MHSRC. Contact us to schedule.

Pre-Licensed Law Enforcement (EVOC): Participants in this program must be sponsored by a partnering school. This course will cover entry level skills needed for Law Enforcement Driving in both Code 3 and Pursuits.  This course will meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board.

Customized courses at your facility or the MHSRC facility are available upon request. 

For additional continuing education opportunities:

Criminal Justice 4-year Degree

Criminal Justice Master's Degree

Additional Advanced Driving Skills courses.

 

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Contact MHSRC: mhsc@stcloudstate.edu 320.255.3123 or 1.888.234.1294